Steve MacKay

The music community is mourning the loss of Steve Mackay, the saxophone player for The Stooges. Mackay died Sunday after suffering from complications of sepsis. 

Mackay worked the Stooges briefly in the 70's, but then went on to release a series of solo records and play with other bands, including the Violent Femmes. He reunited with the Stooges again in 2003 for Coachella and then toured and recorded with them until 2013. 

Iggy Pop released a statement on Facebook calling Mackay, "full of generosity and love for anyone he met." 

Message from Iggy on Steve Mackay's passing:"Steve was a classic '60s American guy, full of generosity and love for...

Posted by Iggy Pop on Sunday, October 11, 2015

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