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updated 1/20/2011 9:39:46 AM ET 2011-01-20T14:39:46

Drummer Alex Kirst, a member of The Nymphs glam rock band who became a member of Iggy Pop's band, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in the California desert. He was 47.

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Cathedral City police say a white Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon struck Kirst, who was on foot, on Jan. 13.

Sgt. Paul Herrera says someone spotted Kirst on the side of Date Palm Road at about 11:45 p.m. and called police, thinking the man was intoxicated.

The sergeant tells the Palm Springs Desert Sun that there was no evidence the vehicle braked.

The Nymphs had their heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s and disbanded after one album.

Alex and his brother Whitey joined Pete Marshal to form The Trolls, backing up Iggy Pop on his albums "Beat 'Em Up" and "Skull Ring."

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