Megadeth’s iconic bass guitarist David Ellefson shared his feelings after the devastating death of The Sweet bass guitarist, Steve Priest, on Instagram and showed how important he was into David’s career.

In the caption of the post, David prayed for Steve’s soul and revealed how bad it feels like to see a legend passed away. Also, he stated that meeting Steve was one of the highlights of his professional career.

David paid his tribute to another legendary bass guitarist, and he said that Steve’s writings, vocals, and bass work were unmatched. In this way, David proved how a great person Steve was.

Here is what David Ellefson said:

Very sad to hear of the passing of Steve Priest from The Sweet. They gave me one of my earliest memories of great hard rock on the radio as a kid and ‘Desolation Boulevard’ still holds up as one of rock’s greatest albums from that period.

Steve’s wife was the publicist for Megadeth during much of our Capitol Records years and meeting him was one of the highlights of my professional career. His writing, vocals, and bass work are without parallel. Condolences to the band and his family.”

A fan named Jonathan wrote:

“My condolences to the family…”

Another fan named Martin added this comment:

“Life goes on you know it ain’t easy. Hellraiser Steve R.I.P. Condolences to family.”