CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. — Drummer Alex Kirst, a member of the Nymphs glam rock band who later became a member of Iggy Pop’s band, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in the California desert. He was 47.
Police said a white SUV struck Mr. Kirst, who was on foot, Jan. 13. A passerby spotted Mr. Kirst on the side of the road at about 11:45 p.m. and called police, said Sergeant Paul Herrera of the Cathedral City police. There was no evidence the vehicle braked, Herrera said.
The Nymphs had their heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but disbanded after one album. Mr. Kirst and his brother Whitey joined Pete Marshal to form the Trolls, backing Iggy Pop on “Beat ’Em Up’’ and “Skull Ring.’’