Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bass guitarist Flea was saddened after hearing the death of iconic musician Little Richard, who died yesterday at the age of 87, and wrote an emotional letter to him on Instagram.

In the caption of the post, Flea paid his tribute to Little Richard and stated that he was an inspiration and radiated an infinite source of light to the rockers. Also, he said that the legend was the wildest and sexiest rocker he ever saw.

Here is what Flea said:

“The king. The wildest, most outlandish, sexiest rocker to ever strut his stuff has left us. He laid the groundwork of all that was to come, rocked the world, cast the spell, had us in a trance.

He scared the parents, inspired the rockers, and radiated an infinite source of light, straight from the divine source. He was himself. R.I.P., Little Richard.”

Van Halen legend Sammy Hagar added this comment:

“Maybe the greatest rock voice ever!”

A fan named Shama penned:

“Legend. Jimi Hendrix got his start with Little Richard, who’s showmanship had a huge influence on him. He was an inspirational giant to many.”

Another fan named Karmen wrote:

“He was majestic. The blueprint!”

You can check out the post below.