New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.biz. He was 55.

New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.biz. He was 55.

The reunited Dolls were fresh off a well-received appearance at Morrissey's Meltdown Festival in London last month and had also opened some of Morrissey's concerts in May in New York. It is unclear if the David Johansen-led group will still perform next month at Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival in New York.

The Dolls are scheduled to release an album for Morrissey's Attack imprint in September, but no details have been revealed. Johansen is understood to be in Paris and is preparing a statement on the group's future.

Kane is the fourth member of the pioneering '70s glam-rock outfit to pass away, including guitarist Johnny Thunders, who died of a drug overdose in 1991.