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Colon Cancer

Scott Putesky, Marilyn Manson co-founder, dies at 49

Scott Putesky, Marilyn Manson co-founder, dies at 49

Scott Mitchell Putesky, known as Daisy Berkowitz as a founding member of the South Florida goth-rock band Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, died Sunday after a long battle with colon cancer.

The former Fort Lauderdale resident who, to the end, faced his illness with grace, humor and a generosity of spirit that defined his life beyond the stage, was 49. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2013 and died in hospice care in Boca Raton, where his parents live.

Known around the world by the name of its singer, Marilyn Manson, the band first stirred to life in 1989 as the invention of Putesky and Boca Raton resident Brian Warner. With kooky names and the kinky brashness...

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