New York Dolls frontman David Johansen has issued the following statement to in response to the death of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, who briefly managed the Dolls before their breakup in 1976:

“Malcolm McLaren was such a marvelous amalgam of exuberation, sensuality, culture, and literacy salted with the essential recognition of his own rascality. He was the perfect preservation against stuffiness and a lack of humanity. We are going to miss him.”

Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain reunited the Dolls in 2004; they released their fourth studio album, Cause I Sez So, in 2009.

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