Daisy Berkowitz, the founding guitarist with Marilyn Manson’s band has died, aged 49.

Berkowitz, whose real name was Scott Putesky, passed away following a four-year battle with colon cancer.

News of his death was announced by friends and collaborators Jack Off Jill on Facebook. “Scott Putesky and I made great music together,” Manson wrote on Instagram. “We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more.

“Everyone should listen to ‘Man That You Fear’ in his honour. That was our favourite,” he added.