Ray Burton, Father Of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, Dies

Ray Burton

Ray Burton, the father of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, has passed away.

Cliff's sister, Connie, confirmed the news on Facebook. She wrote, "To let you all know that my Dad died last Wednesday."

Metallica also shared the sad news on Twitter Sunday night, along with a link to a page on their website dedicated to Ray, where each band member wrote about what he meant to them. You can read that HERE.

Ray Burton was 94 years old.

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