Alice Cooper shared a recent photo on his Instagram account and penned a heartbreaking letter about his tragic loss.

Unfortunately, he lost his long-time friend David Winters who was an English-American actor, dancer, and producer. Winters died on April 23, 2019, at the age of 80. The sources told he had been sick for some time.

Here is Alice Cooper’s letter:

“David Winters realized what we were trying to do in 1975 with our rock production of “Welcome To My Nightmare.”

He saw the potential of merging hard rock Alice Cooper with theater. We chose him as director/choreographer because he portrayed A-rab in the classic film “West Side Story.” That film was a huge influence on us as a band.

But most of all, David selected an 18-year-old ballerina out of hundreds of top-notch auditioning LA dancers to dance on the “Welcome To My Nightmare” concert tour. That dancer (Sherly) and I are still happily married after 43 years. I could not have found a more kindred spirit than David.

Alice Cooper.

Here is the Instagram post below:

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Rest In Peace David Winters.

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