Red Hot Chili Peppers founder and bassist, Flea, posted a couple of new photos on his official Instagram account today and remembered his late friend and American author and social commentator Michele Serros who passed away at the age of 48 in 2015.

As you may already know, Serros was one of the most talented authors of the era and she was selected as ‘A Woman To Watch In The New Century‘ by independent weekly news magazine ‘Newsweek.’ Unfortunately, in 2013, Michele diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma and two years later, she died at the beginning of the year while she was enduring chemotherapy.

Today, Flea penned an emotional letter about Serros while adding that it’s not her birth or death day and stated that Michele was the funniest person he ever knew. Right after sharing the post, over 20K followers of Flea showed their respect to Michele including John Mayer.

Here is what he wrote in the caption:

“It’s not her birthday or her death day, I just got flooded with a wave of appreciation and melancholy for my dear friend Michele Serros. Michele was a bold, hilarious, strong light of a woman and an inspiration to me. Give ‘How To Be A Chicana Role Model’ a read. It’s an important book, it blew me away. Keep her voice alive.

She was a one-of-a-kind human being and I’m so grateful to have been her friend. She was the funniest ever. Michele died way too young from cancer, bless her beautiful heart, and her awesome husband Antonio. Her literary work will live forever.”

You can check out the photo that Flea shared below.

Photo Credit: Flea – Instagram