Former IGGY POP Drummer ALEX KIRST Dies In Hit-And-Run Accident

January 20, 2011

Drummer Alex Kirst, who played with IGGY POP and glam rockers THE NYMPHS, died in a car accident last week in the California desert. The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports that Kirst was walking on foot and killed in a hit-and-run crash by a vehicle. He was 47 years old.

Kirst was reportedly hit by a white truck while he was out walking on January 13. Kirst's brother Wiley, who played guitar for Pop, said Alex "just went to the store to get a pack of cigarettes" before he was killed.

Kirst played on Pop's "Beat 'Em Up" (2001) and "Skull Ring" (2003) solo albums. He was also a member of THE NYMPHS from 1985 to 1992.

(Thanks: NJthrasher)

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