Kim Shattuck Death: The Muffs Lead Singer And La Music Stalwart Dies At 56 – Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the punk rock band The Muffs Kim Shattuck passed away on Wednesday after a two-year battle with ALS. She was 56.
The Muffs Lead Singer And La Music Stalwart, Kim Shattuck Dies At 56:
Kim Shattuck’s death was announced in an Instagram post by her husband, Kevin Sutherland, writing, “I am the man I am today because of her. She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit. I love you always my Kimmy. Thank you for sharing your life with me.”
Kim Shattuck Cause Of Death:
Melanie Vammen, a bandmate in the Muffs and a more recent formed group, the Coolies, shared a post from Kim Shattuck’s husband, Kevin Sutherland, “This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS.”
Muffs bandmate Melanie Vammen wrote, “My heart is forever broken.”My heart is forever broken.”
Kim Shattuck, who was born on July 17, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S, and best friend Melanie Vammen were members of the Pandoras and also collaborated in a new band, The Coolies, which released an EP earlier this year titled Uh Oh! It’s…The Coolies. In 2001, Kim Shattuck was a singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Beards. Kim Shattuck performed with several other groups including The Beards, The Dollyrots, NOFX, The Fastbacks, White Flag and The Pixies.
Kim Shattuck sang, “Lori Meyers” on the album Punk in Drublic, on a NOFX song, and on a Bowling for Soup song, “I’ll Always Remember You (That Way)”, which was included with the single “My Wena”.
On July 4, 2015, Shattuck participated in a reunion of The Pandoras and was the lead singer and guitarist for the reunion due to the 1991 death of original Pandoras lead singer and guitarist Paula Pierce, at the Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, California. The Muffs’ most recent album No Holiday, which is scheduled to release on Oct. 18, an 18-track project that Shattuck helped produce before her death.
RIP Kim Shattuck:
Heartbroken about Kim. One of the all time greats. How could anyone be such a brilliant pop songwriter, singer, screamer, and such a total punk-rock badass, and be so insanely cute at the same time? No one funnier or cooler. We love you, Kim 💔💔💔#kimshattuck #RIPKimShattuck pic.twitter.com/rD8fsARpV7
— Veruca Salt (@verucasalt) October 3, 2019
We are devastated and so very sorry to share this news. We will issue a formal statement in the upcoming days.https://t.co/YTMIbDv1ym
— Omnivore Recordings (@OmnivoreRecords) October 2, 2019
Kim Shattuck, one of my all time greatest inspirations in music and in real life. I cannot believe that she’s gone. Love to her family and bandmates on this unthinkably sad day. Godspeed Kim, long live @TheMuffs
— Kay Hanley (@kayhanley) October 2, 2019
I'm absolutely devastated to learn of the death of #TheMuffs frontwoman #KimShattuck. The Muffs should have been the biggest band in the world. I once striped my hair just to look like Kim. What a horrible loss. #RIPKimShattuck https://t.co/XNfkYZFbrj
— Lÿndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) October 2, 2019
Absolutely gutted to hear that Kim Shattuck has passed after a battle with ALS. Immensely talented, inspirational, ferocious and sweet whether with the Pandoras, Muffs, Pixies or Coolies. An absolute icon. pic.twitter.com/Reu9QuAJ6S
— 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (@1234gorecords) October 2, 2019
Kim Shattuck wrote the best songs and had one of the best screams. A monumental talent and such a huge loss. Just heartbreaking. Her music was so life-affirming.
Rest in peace.https://t.co/u4yyb2E8PG
— scharpling (@scharpling) October 2, 2019