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Who Is Kim Shattuck (Muffs & Pixies Singer) Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, ALS, Death, Cause of Death

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Kim Shattuck Biography

Kim Shattuck (Kimberly Dianne Shattuck) was an American lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the punk rock band The Muffs. She died on October 2, 2019 after a two-year battle with ALS, also known as motor-neurone disease.

Kim Shattuck Age

Kim was 56 years old; she was born on July 17, 1963.

Kim Shattuck Husband – Kevin Sutherland Kim Shattuck

Kim was married to her husband Kevin Sutherland for 16 years until her death.

Kim Shattuck Pixies

Shattuck joined The Pixies in 2013 after the original band member, Kim Deal, left the group. She played with the band on their European tour in Fall 2013. She was however fired by the band by late November of the same year.

During an interview with NME, she said she was surprised by her firing as everything was going okay. She said she would have preferred they told her face to face.

“I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, ‘We love you, New Kim!’ We said goodbye at the airport and the following morning the manager called me and said: ‘The band has made the decision to go with another bass player.’ I was shocked.

I get the feeling they’re more introverted people than I am. Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud. There was a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles where I got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd, and I know they weren’t thrilled about that. When I got offstage the manager told me not to do that again. I said, ‘Really, for my own safety?’ And he said, ‘No, because the Pixies don’t do that.’

I would have preferred it if they told me face to face as a group, but they’re nice people. I’m still a fan of the Pixies!”

Kim Shattuck Death – Kim Shattuck Died

Kim died on October 2, 2019. Her death was announced by her husband Kevin Sutherland on Instagram. He posted a photo from their wedding day with the caption, “This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS. 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 forever my Kimmy. Thank you for sharing your life with me.”

Kim’s best friend as well as Shattuck’s fellow bandmate in the Pandoras, the Muffs, and the Coolies Melanie Vammen confirmed the news by reposting the same photo as Shattuck’s husband she wrote, “My heart is forever broken.”

 

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My heart is forever broken

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The Muffs’ Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald said in a statement, “We are very sorry to announce the passing of our bandmate and dear friend Kim Shattuck. Besides being a brilliant songwriter, rocking guitarist and singer/screamer extraordinaire, Kim was a true force of nature. While battling ALS Kim produced our last album, overseeing every part of the record from tracking to artwork. She was our best friend and playing her songs was an honor. Goodbye Kimba. We love you more than we could ever say.”

Kim Shattuck ALS  – Kim Shattuck Cause of Death

Kim died after a two year battle with ALS her husband revealed as he announced her death. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or Motor Neurone Disease and it causes the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles.

Shattuck was proactive in supporting ALS and finding a cure, but never revealed her illness to the public. She was part of the group, The Coolies, and they announced that 100% of the proceeds from the record sales of their self-titled EP would be donated to support research for the ALS Association.

During an interview with Audio Femme Shattuck said the inspiration behind the record and dedicating the sales to combat ALS was inspired “because it runs on my dad’s side of the family and I am super sick of seeing it take down my relatives without a cure! I’m always gonna do a lot more work with THE ALS Association. I will always do it!”

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