Pete Way, who was the bassist of UFO and the founder of Waysted and Fastway, was mourned by metal icons, Gary Holt, Jason Bonham, and David Ellefson after his tragic death.

The sorrowful news has come as the week is ending. Way, who was best known as the bassist of UFO, passed away by leaving his fans, including Gary Holt, Jason Bonham, and David Ellefson, in deep pain. As Pete Way departed from life, he showed how huge has been his impact on the music industry with his notable performances.

Way died on August 14, 2020, at the age of 69, following life-threatening injuries he had sustained in an accident two months earlier. He deceased just ten weeks after his former UFO bandmate and guitarist Paul Chapman, and one year after keyboardist Paul Raymond.

The three names that have been strongly influenced by Way, Gary Holt, Jason Bonham, and David Ellefson expressed their grief about the tragic loss. Holt said that it is so sad to hear we lose Pete Way, bass player and legend from one of the greatest bands of all time, UFO. He also cursed 2020 since it keeps bringing all the terrible news.

The son of John Bonham and the drummer, Jason Bonham has commemorated Pete Way, as well. He said that we have lost another legend. In addition to these two, the bassist and co-founder of Megadeth, David Ellefson explained his disappointment about the loss in a long letter.

He disclosed his memory of Pete Way and mentioned the time when Pete and his girlfriend came to see Megadeth. Ellefson said he felt honored since Way, whom he regards as his hero, came to see his show.

Here is what Gary Holt said about Pete Way:

“Now we lose Pete Way, bass player and legend from one of the greatest bands of all time, UFO. Sad sad day. Time to go rage Rock Bottom, Doctor Doctor, let it roll, Mother Mary, reasons love, ect. Fuck! RIP, and 2020 go fuck yourself.”

Jason Bonham said in his post about Pete Way that:

Lost another Legend!!! RIP Pete Way 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻”

David Ellefson explained his sorrows in a long letter in which he said:

Very sad to hear of the passing of Pete Way today. The ‘Strangers In The Night‘ live album is hands-down one of my all-time favorites, and for me the highlight of the UFO lineup of that day.

Pete and his girlfriend actually came to see Megadeth on the Clash of the Titans tour at the Birmingham NEC Arena in 1990 where Dave Mustaine and I had a brief conversation with him just before we took the stage that evening.

It’s always impactful to know your heroes are in the audience for your show, the same way I was for his show with Waysted opening for Iron Maiden several years before at Irvine Meadows, CA.

Pete’s look, his style, and his simple but powerful bass lines were a highly influential force to my own playing. He will be dearly missed….RIP!”

You can see Holt’s, Bonham’s, and Ellefson’s posts below.

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Very sad to hear of the passing of Pete Way today. The "Strangers In The Night" live album is hands-down one of my all-time favorites, and for me the highlight of the UFO lineup of that day. Pete and his girlfriend actually came to see Megadeth on the Clash of the Titans tour at the Birmingham NEC Arena in 1990 where Dave Mustaine and I had a brief conversation with him just before we took the stage that evening. It's always impactful to know your heroes are in the audience for your show, the same way I was for his show with Waysted opening for Iron Maiden several years before at Irvine Meadows, CA. Pete's look, his style, and his simple but powerful bass lines were a highly influential force to my own playing. He will be dearly missed….RIP! #ufo #peteway #waysted

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