It is with a grave heart that we write Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, founding member of The Mars Volta and keyboard play for Jack White passed away yesterday from an apparent heart attack. A representative confirmed the cause of death a few hours after the news struck. We send our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends and hope they know no more sorrow.
Owens contributed to one of the best The Mars Volta albums, and one of my all time favorite albums, De-Loused in the Comatorium, among many other projects. He was a gifted musician and will be sorely missed. I suggest you join me in playing the below track as loud as possible, in his honor.