Former Dream Theater drummer and currently a member of Sons Of Apollo, Mike Portnoy, revealed his thoughts about the devastating loss of Cynic bass guitarist Sean Malone.

Earlier today, the talented bassist Sean Malone’s death is revealed by his bandmate and the vocalist of Cynic, Paul Masvidal, via social media. Malone has passed away at the age of 50, yet the cause of his death hasn’t been revealed.

After hearing the devastating news about Sean Malone, Mike Portnoy wanted to share his feelings about the situation with a post he shared on his Instagram account. Portnoy paid his tribute to the late bass guitarist by saying that he was a tremendous musician.

While praising Malone’s talent and remembering his memories with him, Mike also stated that he is shocked and sad about the passing of Sean and added that he is so grateful to know him in person.

Here is how Mike Portnoy bid farewell to Sean Malone:

“Totally shocked and sad to hear of Sean Malone’s passing…he was a tremendous bass and stick player that I had the pleasure of working with many times through the years.

He was my Geddy in Cygnus & The Sea Monsters, he played on the 1st OSI album w me and we last toured together in 2014 when he was playing Bass in John Wesley’s band opening for Flying Colors. This is just another shocking loss in 2020

Sadly the same year we also lost Sean Reinert, his rhythm section partner in Cynic.”

You can check out the post below.