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Daisy Berkowitz: Guitarist and Marilyn Manson co-founder dies aged 49

Laura  Barnes
Daisy Berkowitz: Guitarist and Marilyn Manson co-founder dies aged 49

Scott Putesky, better known as Daisy Berkowitz, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with colon cancer.

The guitarist was best known as one of the founding members of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, as well as his work with Jack Off Jill.

The musician announced he was battling stage-four colon cancer in 2013.

His death was announced by Jack Off Jill, who posted the Facebook status: “Saying goodbye to Scott, friend, band mate, artist, hero.. RIP Scott - "always touched by your presence dear."
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Berkowitz and Brian Warner formed Marilyn Manson back in 1989, with the guitarist helping to compose the majority of music on the band’s debut 1994 album Portrait Of An American Family. He performed on 1995’s Smells Like Children EP, and left the band in 1996 mid-way through the recording of Antichrist Superstar.

Manson (Brian Warner) has paid tribute to the guitarist in an Instagram post, saying: "Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to “Man That You Fear” in his honor. That was our favorite."

Along with his work with Marilyn Manson and Jack Off Jill, Berkowitz also played in Godhead as well as his own project, Three Ton Gate.

Main image via Frostbite Magazine

Tags: obituary , Daisy Berkowitz , Scott Putesky

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