KISS icon Paul Stanley reacted to the devastating news of Ozzy Osbourne‘s former drummer Lee Kerslake‘s death and revealed a touching memory they had while Lee was fighting with cancer.

The English musician Lee Kerslake, who was known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne in the 1980s, sadly passed away on September 19, 2020, following his battle with prostate cancer. The 73-year-old drummer was remembered by his fellow musicians and loved ones on social media platforms.

KISS’s rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist Paul Stanley shared the sad news of Lee Kerslake’s death on his Twitter account and honored him by mentioning the great works he achieved during his music career.

In his tweet, Stanley also shared the heartbreaking story of his last meeting with Lee before his death. Apparently, Kerslake visited Paul Stanley in London even though he was struggling with cancer. Paul mentioned Lee was a man full of life and he even fought with cancer with a smile.

Here’s how Paul Stanley bid his dear friend farewell:

RIP Lee Kerslake. Lee was a dynamo of a drummer who drove Uriah Heep through their heyday like a Crazy Train. He propelled Ozzy’s original band the same way. When last in London he came to visit although ill. A lovely man who fought cancer to the end with a smile. Rest My Friend

You can see the tweet posted by Paul Stanley on his Twitter account below.