Ian North, the guitarist and songwriter for Long Island power pop band Milk ‘N’ Cookies, has passed away. North’s wife confirmed to Paul Zone of the Fast that North died Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack last week. He was 68 years old.

Milk ‘N’ Cookies formed a short drive from New York City in Woodmere, Long Island. The group released a classic cult album – their 1976 self-titled LP – which was reissued in 2016 in a box set by Captured Tracks. North continued to be a solo artist after the band broke up, releasing Neo and My Girlfriend’s Dead from the 1980s in 1979. He also produced records by artists such as the Fast.