Bass guitar icon of Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx has shared a heartwarming photo of himself with his old-time friend Eva, and wrote an emotional open letter after a tragic death of her.

Here’s what Nikki wrote on Instagram:

“Today as the earthquake hit us in LA I got a call that my friend Eva had passed. She was special person who survived so much evil and yet refused to let that define her. She travelled the world teaching forgiveness.

She texted me a few days ago saying she was going back to Auschwitz AGAIN on another mission to educate people and teach forgiveness. We met a few years ago and she told me she would like to adopt me as her son. She knew my story.As sad as today is I can like so many be happy, proud and joyful that Eva came into our lives. Travel safe sweet lady.

SOME IMPORTANT INFO ON EVA♥️ Eva Mozes Kor was a Romanian Holocaust survivor. Along with her twin sister Miriam, Kor was subjected to human experimentation under Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

She lost both of her parents and two older sisters to the Holocaust; only she and Miriam survived. ❤️ PS. She would give me a stern talking to about these tears in my eyes.”

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Today as the earthquake hit us in LA I got a call that my friend Eva had passed.She was special person who survived so much evil and yet refused to let that define her. She travelled the world teaching forgiveness. She texted me a few days ago saying she was going back to Auschwitz AGAIN on another mission to educate people and teach forgiveness. We met a few years ago and she told me she would like to adopt me as her son. She knew my story.As sad as today is I can like so many be happy, proud and joyful that Eva came into our lives. Travel safe sweet lady. SOME IMPORTANT INFO ON EVA♥️ Eva Mozes Kor was a Romanian Holocaust survivor. Along with her twin sister Miriam, Kor was subjected to human experimentation under Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. She lost both of her parents and two older sisters to the Holocaust; only she and Miriam survived. ❤️ PS. She would give me a stern talking to about these tears in my eyes.

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