Ray Burton, father of late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, passes at 94

CLEVELAND – APRIL 04: (R to L) Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Ray Burton, father of deceased Cliff Burton, Jason Newsted, James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo of Metallica stand onstage at the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images).

It’s with a heavy heart that we share that Ray Burton has passed. While cause of death is unknown, daughter Connie Burton shared the news on Facebook..

Listen to Ray Burton’s interview with Lamont & Tonelli from 2018:




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