It has been regrettably confirmed that musician Scott Putesky, who is best known under the alias of the founding member of former lead guitarist for metal outfit Marilyn Manson under the alias of Daisy Berkowitz, has tragically passed away yesterday (October 22nd 2017) at the age of 49. Putesky was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer in September 2013.
Putesky first entered the gaze of the eyes in the music world back in December 1989 when he met Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson), and together formed the concept, ideas, and ultimately the band which at the time was named Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids.
Adopting the name of a serial killer for their surname and a popular and attractive female public figure for their first name – the band’s idea poking of fun at American media hypocrisy and its obsessions with serial killers and female sex symbols – Putesky adopted the guise of Daisy Berkowitz, pulling and combining Daisy Duke from The Dukes Of Hazzard with the serial killer David Berkowitz to create his stage name.
Putesky released several releases with the band before they shortened and simplified their band name to just Marilyn Manson in 1992, and were then signed to Trent Reznor‘s (Nine Inch Nails) now defunct label Nothing Records the following year.
Under the band’s new guise, he went on to release a further two records with the band, their 1994 debut ‘Portrait Of An American Family’ and their EP ‘Smells Like Children’, before he decided to part ways with them midway through the recording of their 1996 breakthrough record ‘Antichrist Superstar’ due to alleged disagreements and creative differences with both Manson and Reznor, who produced the record.
After stepping down from his position with Marilyn Manson, Putesky went on to perform as part of a number of other different bands, including Jack Off Jill, Godhead, and his own project, Three Ton Gate.
The news of Putesky‘s passing came to light following a Facebook post made via Jack Off Jill‘s official page along with Godhead‘s, both of which can be read below.
The team here at DEAD PRESS! offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to Scott Putesky‘s family, friends, and loved ones at this difficult time.