Singer, Musician Kim Shattuck Dies At 56

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Tributes are pouring in for singer and musician Kim Shattuck, who died Wednesday at 56.

In addition to fronting punk band The Muffs, Shattuck was a member of The Pandoras for five years and played bass for the Pixies on one tour.

“Kim was a true force of nature,” read a message on The Muffs’ Facebook page. “While battling ALS Kim produced our last album, overseeing every part of the record from tracking to artwork. She was our best friend and playing her songs was an honour. Goodbye Kimba.”

The Pixies tweeted: “We are devastated about Kim's passing. She was a genuine musician, writer and performer who committed her life for the cause. She brought all of her life force to her endeavours and we are fortunate for her sharing some of that life force with us. RIP.”

A tweet from Veruca Salt described Shattuck as “one of the all time greats.” It read: “How could anyone be such a brilliant pop songwriter, singer, screamer, and such a total punk-rock badass, and be so insanely cute at the same time? No one funnier or cooler. We love you, Kim.”

Shattuck’s husband Kevin Sutherland shared the sad news via Instagram that she died “peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS.” He added: “She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit.”

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