[20 January 2011]
Drummer Alex Kirst, who played in the glam rock group the Nymphs and with Iggy Pop’s backing band the Trolls, was killed on Jan. 13 from a hit-and-run car crash in Cathedral City, Calif., according to the Associated Press.
Kirst, who was 47, was walking along a desert road when he was struck by the vehicle. The AP is reporting that local investigators say there was no evidence that the driver of the car even attempted to brake before striking Kirst.
The Nymphs peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s but prematurely disbanded after releasing only one album in 1990 on Geffen Records. Kirst, along with his brother Whitey Kirst and Pete Marshal, went on to play as the Trolls on Iggy Pop’s solo albums Beat ‘Em Up (2001) and Skull Ring (2003).