The drummer and his sister say they will miss him 'very much'

Ron Asheton‘s brother Scott and sister Kathy have paid tribute to the guitarist and thanked fans for their messages of support after his death was announced earlier this month.

The star was found dead in his home of a suspected heart attack on January 6.

Scott Asheton, who drums in The Stooges, and his sister Kathy released the following statement:

“We would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of sympathy and support that we have received. The knowledge that Ron‘s kindness and music touched so many people around the world has been a great comfort to us at this very difficult time.

“We loved our big brother very much and we will miss him deeply. Our lives will never be the same. His spirit will continue through a foundation we plan to set up in his name. Thank you all so much for your prayers and thoughts.”

Iggy Pop, members of the Sex Pistols and Bobby Gillespie were among those who paid tribute to Asheton.