Scott Putesky, Marilyn Manson Guitarist, Dies at 49

Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids founder was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2013

Scott Putesky, guitarist and co-founder of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, has died at the age of 49.

Putesky’s other band, Jack Off Jill, confirmed the news on Twitter. “You fought so hard. Peace for you. Heart break for [all] of us,” the band wrote.

According to Rolling Stone, Putesky was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer in August 2013.

Putesky and Brian Warner teamed up under the pseudonyms Daisy Berkowitz and Marilyn Manson in the 1989. Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids released their debut album, “Portrait of an American Family” in 1994.

He left the band in 1997, before the release of “Antichrist Superstar,” due to friction with Manson and producer Trent Reznor.

“Scott Putesky and I made great music together,” Manson wrote on Instagram on Sunday. “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.”