UFO keyboardist/guitarist/writer Paul Raymond has passed away. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson wrote a special message after Paul’s death on Instagram.

Ellefson has shared the photo of himself with Paul Raymond, and wrote:

“So sad to hear of the passing of UFO keyboardist/guitarist/writer Paul Raymond. We only met once when Megadeth played a festival together in summer 2017 and he was such a kind and approachable gentlemen.

Onstage he was the ultimate anchoring musician for UFO with his incredible tone, vocals, versatility and chops that helped define the foundation of a band that helped define my formative musical years.

Condolences to his family and the UFO organization. #ufo #paulraymond”

Check out the Instagram post of Ellefson below.

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt also shared his feelings about Paul Raymond’s death on Instagram, and wrote:

“RIP Paul Raymond, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist for the greatest band that ever was or will be, Schenker era UFO. So many hits, best catalogue of songs ever. Too many hero’s leaving us. Time to listen to Strangers in the night. Never got to see him and Schenker on the same stage do to this reason and that reason over the years.A bucket list moment never to be fulfilled”

See the Instagram post below.