The rock music veteran and well-known political activist, Ted Nugent, has taken to his official Facebook account today and mourned the long-time saxophone star Alto Reed who passed away due to his ongoing health issues.

Yesterday, the long-time saxophone player of ‘Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band’ and also considered as one of the most talented saxophonists of the century, Alto Reed, has passed away at the age of 72. Alto was struggling with colon cancer for years and unfortunately, he lost his long-time battle with it on December 30, 2020.

In his 48 years of career, he has toured with Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band over 40 years and had many unforgettable performances with many musicians and bands like Robin Gibb, Dan Aykroyd, Spencer Davis, and Jamie Oldaker. Back in 2012, he managed to put his name into the list of Canadian Blues Hall of Fame.

While Ted Nugent paid his tribute to Alto by penning a simple and plain message for the late star, he also wanted his fans to offer their prayers and condolences to the family of Alto by calling him ‘Godspeed.’

Here is what Ted told about Alto Reed:

“Real music lovers everywhere would like to offer our prayers and condolences to the family of the spiritual saxophone master Alto Reed who passed away last night at the age of 72.

His soulful Detroit musical force brought us great happiness and enriched our lives immensely. Thank you Alto Godspeed.”

You can check out the latest Facebook post of Ted:

Real musiclovers everywhere would like to offer our prayers and condolences to the family of the spiritual saxophone…

Posted by Ted Nugent on Wednesday, December 30, 2020