Dave Alexander, who joined Iggy Pop and the Asheton brothers to form the Stooges in 1967, died at the far too young age of 27 in 1975 of pneumonia and an inflamed pancreas.

The bassist, who performed on the punk-rock pioneers' first two albums (1969's 'the Stooges' and 1970's 'Fun House') was dismissed from the group in 1970, allegedly for losing interest in rehearsals and being too drunk to perform at a festival in their home state of Michigan. His drinking problems reportedly contributed to his untimely demise five years later.