Former Cramps drummer Nick Knox has died, according to friends and musicians he's played with, including John D Morton, Miriam Linna and Kid Congo Powers.
Knox, born Nicholas Stephanoff, was a longtime member of the Cramps from 1977 to 1991 and contributed to the band's first four studio albums: Songs the Lord Taught Us, Psychedelic Jungle, A Date With Elvis and Stay Sick. Prior to his run in the Cramps, he was a member of the Electric Eels.
"My friend Nick Knox shuffled off the mortal coil last night," Morton, of the Electric Eels, wrote on Twitter Friday (June 15). He went on to explain the photo he chose to post: "I saw a self portrait of the artist Tseng Kwong Chi in front of the Eiffel Tower except his figure had been cut out. It was explained to me as a custom of remembering the dead by removing them from photos.