Original Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Mitchell Putesky passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from Colon Cancer. Putesky was 49 years old.
Putesky was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in September of 2013 and went through treatments which prolonged his battle for 4 years.
Putesky is best known as Daisy Berkowitz and created Marilyn Manson alongside Brian Warner (Manson). Putesky wrote all of the music for early Manson demos and “Portrait of An American Family” was the result of Daisy’s music coupled with Manson’s lyrics.
In 1996 Putesky quit Marilyn Manson but was credited with writing on six songs on the “Antichrist Superstar” record.
Putesky sued Marilyn Manson for $15 Million dollars in back royalties and writing credit. Putesky was awarded an out of court settlement.
In his post Marilyn Manson years Putesky performed with Jack Off Jill, Three Ton Gate, and after many years of not performing Marilyn Manson songs, Putesky treated fans to sets of all Marilyn Manson covers.
Putesky’s return to the stage took place on October 14, 2014 at the Bowery Electric in New York. He performed a solo set which featured all Manson covers from the “Portrait” era. Putesky would continue to perform solo shows while undergoing Cancer Treatments.
In October of 2001 Rock N Roll Experience interviewed Putesky and when asked about the possibility of reuniting with Marilyn Manson he stated, “I wouldn't trust shaking his hand...there will be no reunion…"
Friends and fellow musicians have been paying tribute to Putesky:
Eric Griffin (Genitortures/Murderdolls)
John5 (Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson)
Jack Off Jill