Guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE Passes Away Due to Cancer

Guitarist Ronnie Montrose died Saturday following a battle with prostate cancer.

An unsigned statement on his official website reads, “A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose’s 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn’t take any of our love for granted.

“He passed today. He’d battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. We miss him already, but we’re glad to have shared with him while we could.”

Hagar once said he believes Montrose left a significant mark on rock and roll in the early 1970s. He said, “It was so influential because there was only Mountain, Led Zeppelin…there were just a few of those kind of bands. I mean, I’m sorry, but we fit right into that little hole.”

We here at Braingell send our sincerest condolences to his family.  The world won’t be the same without Ronnie.

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