Contributed by miniblindbandit, Posted by In Memoriam

Ron Asheton, guitarist of influential proto-punk act The Stooges was found dead this morning at his home in Ann Arbor, MI. According to a report, police received a call asking them to check on Asheton because the caller said he had not heard from the guitarist in a few days. Police went to his home and found him deceased.

In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Ron the 29th greatest rock guitarist of all-time. The band was also nominated for the Hall of Fame with inductees expected to be announced soon. The Stooges released The Weirdness in 2007. It was their first album since 1973's Raw Power.

Our condolences to his friends and family.