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Ikey Owens, Jack White's Keyboardist, Found Dead in Mexico Hotel Room; Jack White Cancels Tour



Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach musician and Jack White's touring keyboardist, was found dead in his Puebla, Mexico hotel room on this morning, according to media reports.

Mexico's Periodico Digital broke the news that Owens was found dead at about 10AM. Police reportedly found drugs and alcohol in Owens's room in the Camino Real Hotel, but the exact cause of death is still under investigation. Owens was in Mexico while on tour with White supporting the latest album, Lazaretto.

Owens, 38, began touring with White in 2012, and before that he was a member of the Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents.

Third Man Records, White's record label, announced White's remaining tour dates in Mexico would be canceled to respect Owens.

"He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans," according to Third Man Records' website. "We will all miss you, Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist."

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