Kim Shattuck, The Muff's lead singer, dies at 56 as husband shares wedding day photo
Kim Shattuck was battling a neuromuscular disease called ALS for the past two years and she died in her sleep.
Kim Shattuck, the lead singer and songwriter for The Muffs, has died. She was 56. Shattuck was battling with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease for the past two years and the news of her death was confirmed by her husband, Kevin Sutherland. Sutherland shared a picture of them from the wedding day and noted that Shattuck passed away in her sleep. “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", he wrote. “She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit. I love you always my Kimmy. Thanks for sharing your life with me.”
Shattuck juggled between various bands over the course of her career. The singer was a part of The Pandoras from 1985 to 1990. She was also a singer, guitarist, and songwriter for The Beards. People were quick to condole with the family.
"Absolutely gutted to hear that Kim Shattuck has passed after a battle with ALS. Immensely talented, inspirational, ferocious and sweet whether with the Pandoras, Muffs, Pixies or Coolies. An absolute icon", wrote one user. Others noted how the singer made her own name in the world of Rock and Roll.
"A sad day indeed to hear of the passing of the brilliant musician/producer Kim Shattuck. A shining pioneer of female Rock & Roll musicians. She will forever be remembered by all of us @littlesteven_ug & beyond. Rock in peace", a fan noted.
Meanwhile, some reflected at the person she was. "Kim Shattuck got kicked out of the Pixies because, I think, she stage dove at a show? I always thought that was the baddest ass move. She was probably the coolest person I ever met", another fan tweeted. Another fan echoed similar thoughts as they noted, "was just remarking over the weekend how Kim has the best scream in the biz. Love The Muffs and was fortunate to see them, still rippin’, a few years back. RIP Kim Shattuck."
With the death of Shattuck, the music industry has incurred a great loss but there is no doubt that there are a lot of memories that she has left for fans to remember her.