Daisy Berkowitz dead: Founding member of Marilyn Manson dies age 49

The musician had been battling stage-four colon cancer

Jack Shepherd
Monday 23 October 2017 10:09 BST
Scott Putesky (far right) has died, age 49
Scott Putesky (far right) has died, age 49

Scott Putesky, a founding member of the band Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids who played under the stage name Daisy Berkowitz, has died aged 49.

The musician’s death was announced by the Jack Off Jill, an American band who Putesky often collaborated with.

Manson has since paid tribute to Putesky, writing on Instagram: "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."

Putesky and Brian Warner, who went on to become the artist Marilyn Manson, formed the iconic band in 1989, playing with Warner until midway through the recording sessions for 1996’s Antichrist Superstar.

After leaving the band over “creative differences”, Putesky played for numerous bands, including Jack Off Jill, Godhead, and his own project, Three Ton Gate.

Speaking to Noisey in 2014, Putesky revealed he was battling stage-four colon cancer, having been diagnosed in September 2013.

“When I started chemotherapy in September 2013, I thought I would have down time where I could relax and work on music or artwork,” he said at the time.

“But, I quickly realised that downtime would mean extreme fatigue where I didn’t really feel like doing anything. The most I could do was catch up on movies. I didn’t realise how much it would take out of me. I have lots of plans that have just gone to the bottom of the things-to-do list.”

Putesky added how friends, fans and family were supportive throughout.

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