AceShowbiz - UFO rocker Paul Raymond has died, aged 73.
The guitarist and keyboard player passed away on Saturday morning, April 13, after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack, and his peers and famous fans have taken to social media to pay their respects.
Hammett wrote: "Make more Metal in Heaven Bro!!!", while May added: "R.I.P. @UFO_rockband guitarist and keyboard player #PaulRaymond dead at 73", and Ellefson tweeted: "So sad to hear of the passing of UFO keyboardist/guitarist/writer Paul Raymond", adding he only met Raymond once, in 2017, and found him to be "kind".
Raymond started out as a jazz musician in the mid-1960s, but went on to become best known as a member of UFO's classic line-up, alongside Phil Mogg, Michael Schenker, Andy Parker and Pete Way a decade later, when he replaced the band's original keyboard player Danny Peyronel.
So sad to hear of the passing of UFO keyboardist/guitarist/writer Paul Raymond. We only met once when Megadeth played a festival together in summer 2017 and he was such a kind and… https://t.co/pki9hnj2eU— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) April 13, 2019
Raymond was also a member of Schenker's Michael Schenker Group and Pete Way's Waysted.