The official Instagram page of the legendary band Aerosmith shared a picture of Steven Tyler and a friend that places in backstage, and he announced that their beloved friend Billy MacDonald has passed away.

The official Instagram page of Aerosmith usually shares the pictures of the band’s old concerts, new merchandise of the band consists of products like new t-shirts, hoodies, and accessories, also new announcements about the upcoming events.

This time Aerosmith‘s assistant tour manager John B. posted an emotional farewell message to their friend and stated that Billy was friends with some of the biggest stars in the industry and his face was his access rather than his pass dangling from his neck. While saying goodbye to their dear friend, the band stated that New England will never be the same without him.

Apparently, the band’s friend Billy McDonald had Cerebral Palsy which is a disorder that affects the ability to move, maintain balance, and posture yet it didn’t slow him down when it came to experiencing his two passions, rocks shows, and live sporting events according to the official Instagram page of Aerosmith.

Here is what the official Instagram page of Aerosmith said:

“I am very sad to report the passing of Aerosmith’s friend Billy MacDonald this week. If you have ever been to an Aerosmith show in the Boston area chances are you saw Billy watching from the wings. Billy had Cerebral Palsy but that didn’t slow him down one bit when it came to experiencing his 2 passions, rocks shows, and live sporting events.

He also became friends with some of the biggest stars in both fields. The last time I saw Billy was last August in Springfield MA when Aerosmith played at the Mass Mutual Center. While he may have appeared to be slowing down a bit when you spoke with him you could tell he hasn’t lost much off his fastball. Backstage he had a pass dangling from his neck but around these parts, his face was his all-access pass.”

He continued:

“Billy was a pretty religious guy too so there is no doubt in my mind he got to use his EZ Pass to the Pearly Gates. When shows do finally get back up and running the stops in the New England area are going to be a little bit different with Billy not being there. Rest easy my friend!”

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I am very sad to report the passing of Aerosmith friend Billy MacDonald this week. If you have ever been to an Aerosmith show in the Boston area chances are you saw Billy watching from the wings. Billy had Cerebral Palsy but that didn’t slow him down one bit when it came to experiencing his 2 passions, rocks shows and live sporting events. He also became friends with some of the biggest stars in both fields. The last time I saw Billy was last August in Springfield MA when Aerosmith played at the Mass Mutual Center. While he may have appeared to be slowing down a bit when you spoke with him you could tell he hasn’t lost much off his fastball. Backstage he had a pass dangling from his neck but around these parts his face was his all access pass. Billy was a pretty religious guy too so there is no doubt in my mind he got to use his EZ Pass to the Pearly Gates. When shows do finally get back up and running the stops in the New England area are going to be a little bit different with Billy not being there. Rest easy my friend! -John B.

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