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Steve Mackay dead: Iggy and the Stooges saxophonist was 66

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Saxophonist Steve Mackay, best known for his work with the Stooges, has died. He was 66.

Iggy Pop confirmed the news Sunday on the Iggy and the Stooges Facebook page, writing, “Steve was a classic ‘60s American guy, full of generosity and love for anyone he met. Every time he put his sax to his lips and honked, he lightened my road and brightened the whole world. He was a credit to his group and his generation. To know him was to love him.”

Mackay first appeared on the Stooges’ 1970 album Fun House, recording tracks like “Fun House” and “1970.” After briefly touring with the Stooges in 1970, he joined the group again in 2003, touring and playing on albums The Weirdness in 2007 and Ready to Die in 2013.  

Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton passed away in 2009, and drummer Scott Asheton died last year

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