Alex Kirst (pictured above with the Nymphs, left) who was a drummer for the ’80s/’90s glam rock band The Nymphs and later became a member of Iggy Pop‘s band after The Nymphs broke up, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in the desert outside Cathedral City, CA, reports the AP. He was 47 years old.
The local police tell the Palm Springs Desert Sun that the vehicle is a white 2000-06 Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon with damage to
the passenger-side front hood, bumper, headlight and grill. The car struck Kirst the night of Thursday, Jan. 13. Someone spotted him lying on the side of the road and called the police, thinking the man was drunk.
“We have no evidence of any braking,” Sgt. Paul Herrera tells the Desert Sun. “[The driver] made no attempt to stop and fled the scene.”
So sad. Our condolences to his friends and family. Below is The Nymphs’ on “Imitating Angels.”