The Muffs' Kim Shattuck Dead at 56

The Muffs' Kim Shattuck Dead at 56
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Kim Shattuck — best known for fronting the Muffs — has passed away. She was 56 and died following a year-long battle with ALS.

News of Shattuck's death was confirmed on Instagram by her husband Kevin Sutherland, whose post was shared by Shattuck's Muffs bandmate Melanie Vammen:

The sad news comes just as the Muffs were set to release their new album No Holiday, which is scheduled to arrive on October 18.

Prior to starting the Muffs in 1991, Shattuck and Vammen performed in the band the Pandoras throughout the 1980s. The Muffs went on to release music with Sub Pop and Warner Bros., including their popular cover of Kim Wilde's "Kids in America," which was featured in the classic '90s film Clueless.

More recently, she performed in the band the Coolies, who released the Uh Oh! It's...The Coolies EP earlier this year. All of the proceeds for the EP went to ALS.

In addition to the Muffs, Shattuck collaborated with NOFX, the Dollyrots and many others. She was also briefly a member of the Pixies in 2013.