Alex Kirst, member of The Nymphs and later Iggy Pop's The Trolls, has died at the age of 47 after dying in a hit-and-run accident.
Alex Kirst, a former drummer for Iggy Pop, has been killed in a hit-and-run accident in Cathedral City, California, according to The Desert Sun newspaper. Kirst was 47.
Reports indicate that the drummer was 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 two of Pop’s recent solo albums, 2001’s Beat ’Em Up and 2003’s Skull Ring. He was also a member of alt-rockers The Nymphs from 1985-92.
Sad news indeed... RIP Alex