The iconic Metallica bassist Cliff Burton’s father Ray Burton has passed away at the age of 94 from the natural causes. Each Metallica member wrote something about his death and described their feelings after that tragic loss.

Today, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich’s wife Jessica Miller has posted a sweet photo of Ray on Instagram Stories, and she penned down a touching letter about him.

Here’s what she wrote:

“Ray Burton used to always call me ‘Jennifer,‘ and I never had the heart to correct him. Such a sweet being with an immense love for life.

I’ll miss running into his smile across the country at random shows or events. My heart is with his beautiful family.”

Check out the screenshot of Jessica’s post below.

In addition, Lars Ulrich also penned a letter about Ray and said:

“Ray… Thank you for lighting up every room you walked into, for inspiring all of us with your positive energy, your perseverance, your effortlessness and for always making everyone feel comfortable in your presence… and of course, thank you for giving the world the gift of Cliff and his unique talents. I’m honored and humbled to have played and stood beside him.”

You can reach the Instagram post of Lars Ulrich’s letter below.

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