Marilyn Manson and Jack Off Jill guitarist Daisy Berkowitz (real name Scott Putesky) has passed away, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Putesky wrote and performed with the band's earliest work and after the group shortened its name to Marilyn Manson he appeared on the bracing debut album Portrait of an American Family and breakthrough EP Smells Like Children, which featured the Eurythmics cover "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", which broke Marilyn Manson into the mainstream.
After Marilyn Manson Putesky reverted to his original name and recorded under his initials SMP. News of his passing was broken by friends and collaborators Jack Off Jill on Facebook, while Manson himself has also spoken out to pay tribute. Everyone should listen to "Man That You Fear" in his honour.
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The founding guitarist with Marilyn Manson's band Daisy Berkowitz has died, aged 49.
Putesky was born on April 28, 1968.
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Putesky also played in Jack Off Jill and Godhead, and had his own band called Three Ton Gate.
His last album was "Mr Conrad Samsung" by The Daisy Kids in 2015. "Every donation, no matter the amount, will keep my head and heart up and going day by day", he wrote at the time.
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Putesky, who co-founded Manson's band in 1989, died of colon cancer this week after being diagnosed back in 2013. Chemotherapy for the first six months (side effects include extreme fatigue, weakness, nausea.) and removal of my tumor, in April 2014, followed.