Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Ray Burton, Cliff Burton’s father who dies at the age of 94.
Cliff Burton’s sister, Connie, has posted that their father, the much beloved Ray Burton, passed away last Wednesday. Deep condolences to the Burtons and the Metallica family around the world. 💔 pic.twitter.com/aigx4qLQgX
— Ryan J. Downey (@ryandowney) January 20, 2020
Connie Burton confirmed that Ray Burton (Connie and Cliff Burton’s father) has passed away. Ray was an amazing, kind and generous man. CVN was honored that Ray and Connie came to last years “Cliff Burton Day” celebration at the Moose Lodge. Thank you for being an awesome and generous person, Ray.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Ray Burton . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
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I met Ray Burton at Summer NAMM a few years ago. Being Cliff’s father, I was completely geeked to meet him. We took our pic, then I noticed that his shoes are Oakland A’s colors. I mentioned that I was a Texas Rangers fan and hated the A’s. 😂 We then talked baseball for ten minutes. His assistant was losing his mind because Ray was already late for a scheduled booth appearance. I even tried begging off so he could go. He looked at me and said, “All I have left is time. I’m going to spend that time the way I want. If I want to talk baseball with a nice young man, I’m going to talk baseball.” RIP Ray Burton
Every @Metallica fan is indebted to Ray Burton. His legacy in our community is immeasurable. We were very lucky to call Ray a friend. We grieve with you all as we say goodbye to a beautiful man who loved Metallica and Metallica fans. Rest In Peace, Ray! We love you! Thank you! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/X1VkMeqWa9
— MetalUpYourPodcast (@metalupyourcast) January 20, 2020