Jack White Keyboardist Ikey Owens’ Cause of Death Confirmed as Heart Attack
The cause of death for Jack White keyboardist Ikey Owens has been revealed quickly. According to a new statement issued, Owens died of a heart attack in the early morning hours of Oct. 14 while White and his band were on tour in Mexico.
Though it was initially reported that drugs were found in Owens' room, a statement noted that the only drug discovered was a small amount of marijuana. The statement on the findings and passing of Ikey Owens can be read below:
The coroner has determined that Ikey Owens died from a heart attack the morning of October 14 at approximately 4 am. The only drugs found in his room were a small amount of marijuana.
Ikey, born Isaiah Randolph Owens, was a GRAMMY award-winning artist best known for his work with Jack White, the Mars Volta, De Facto and Free Moral Agents, among others. He was a beloved member of the music community as well as his hometown of Long Beach, CA.
In the wake of Owens' death, Jack White and his band canceled the two remaining dates on their tour through Mexico. After years with The Mars Volta, Owens joined Jack White's touring lineup in 2012. In addition to his work on the road with White, Owens played the Fender Rhodes, the Hammond B3, keyboards, moog synthesizer and piano on White's 2014 album, 'Lazaretto.'