Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has shared a new official statement today on Instagram and confirmed that legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton’s father has passed away at the age of 94.

The official reports are saying that Ray Burton passed away on Wednesday, January 15 but the cause of death is not revealed yet.

In this emotional letter, Lars said that Ray’s kindness was a light for everybody and he was inspiring all of them with his positive energy.

While we were writing this article, Lars’ post has been liked over 38.000 times and many of the people have shared their goodwill in the comment section.

Here is what Lars Ulrich captioned:

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.
Rest In Peace.
📸 @RossHalfin”

A fan named Cory Fossum added this comment:

“I’m sorry for your loss, Lars. And I’m sorry for the loss for the rest of us. Ray was a treasure who lit up my feed whenever I saw his face. An example of positivity and light. My heart is broken and he will be missed by so many”

Another fan named Luke Culver said:


Another fan named Triston Atkins wrote this:

“Rest in peace Ray 🙏🏼 what a man who raised a stellar son. The legacy of the Burton’s will forever live on.”

You can check the post below.