Metal icon salutes his former comrade...
Marilyn Manson

Former Marilyn Manson guitarist Daisy Berkowitz has died.

The musician - real name Scott Putesky - met Brian Warner in 1989, and together they formed Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids.

Debut album 'Portrait Of An American Family' followed in 1994, before the release of game-changing EP 'Smells Like Children'.

The two had a creative if somewhat strained relationship, with Daisy Berkowitz departing Marilyn Manson mid-way through sessions for 'Antichrist Superstar'.

Later joining Jack Off Jill, Daisy Berkowitz later retired from music. Diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, the San Antonio Current reports that the guitarist passed away on Sunday (October 22nd).

Marilyn Manson saluted the guitarist in a message on Instagram.


Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to “Man That You Fear” in his honor. That was our favorite.

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