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Marilyn Manson pays tribute to Daisy Berkowitz

By | Published on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson has paid tribute to his former guitarist Scott Putesky, who died from cancer over the weekend aged 49.

As news of his death spread yesterday, Manson wrote on Instagram: “Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to [‘Antichrist Superstar’ track] ‘Man That You Fear’ in his honour. That was our favourite”.

Putesky took the name Daisy Berkowitz – combining the names of ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ character Daisy Duke and serial killer David ‘Son Of Sam’ Berkowitz – when he and Manson formed Marilyn Manson And The Spooky Kids in 1989. Putesky was heavily involved in developing the sound and image of the band, whose name was later shortened to just Marilyn Manson.

Due to creative differences, he left the band halfway through the recording of second album ‘Antichrist Superstar’. He later sued over royalties from the album in a case ultimately settled out of court.

Putesky worked on a number of musical projects after leaving Marilyn Manson, including as a member of Jack Off Jill, before being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013.