She suffered from ALS disease...

American indie rock and punk musician Kim Shattuck has died.

The musician cut her teeth in The Muffs, emerging from the Southern California scene to construct a singular catalogue across a decade-long spree.

The band's cult 1993 debut was later re-issued by Burger Records, and it remains a braving, astute, funny, and brave listen.

Kim Shattuck lead the way, before later transferring into PIXIES for a short stint.

Diagnosed with ALS - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease - she re-joined The Muffs, helping construct their new album 'No Holiday'.

Sadly, Kim Shattuck has now died. News of her passing was confirmed by husband Kevin Sutherland who wrote on Instagram:

“This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS. I am the man I am today because of her. She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit. I love you forever my Kimmy. Thank you for sharing your life…”

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