KISS’ official Instagram account announced the devastating death of the road managed of the band, Jr Smalling, who was fighting against cancer, and saddened the rock/metal community.

In the caption, they showed how important he was for the KISS family and explained what did he do for the good of the band. Also, the band members mourned the legacy of Jr Smalling and prayed for his soul.

Here is the statement from KISS:

“We were notified that JR Smalling has passed away after a long battle with cancer. JR was the voice you hear on KISS Alive! and introduced us with the battle cry that still brings us on stage.

He was fiercely loyal, proud, and did whatever necessary to make sure we could do our full show no matter who stood in the way. His spirit is with us to this day and we celebrate his memory and mourn this loss.”

A fan named Timothy Steven said:

“Rest In Peace, Sir. Thanks for the best.”

Another fan named Alicia added this comment:

“Thoughts and Prayers to JR Smalling’s friends and family.”

You can check out the post below.