Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, who joined the fold in 1983 after the firing of the legendary musician Dave Mustaine, sent a meaningful letter for his former bandmate Cliff Burton, who died at the age of 24 in a bus crash.

On September 27, 1986, one of the successful musicians of the metal music community, Cliff Burton, has passed away a sudden and unexpected way. The successful musician, who managed to keep his music alive forever, died in a bus crash.

Recently, the 57-year-old guitarist took to his official Instagram account to pay his tribute to Cliff Burton in his 34th death anniversary and wrote a special letter for him. In the letter, Kirk Hammett was talking about Cliff’s greatness. He also revealed the unheard words Cliff Burton told him.

Kirk wrote:

“Cliff was one of my closest friends

He was really smart and funny too

We shared a love for horror, HP Lovecraft , and The Velvet Underground

He constantly pushed me to be a better person and musician

One of his favorite quotes he would say to me often was
‘There is power in Truth , never back down’

It was so unexpected when he left us

The sadness remains

I will always remember him

I am not sure who took this photo – but it’s a great one.”

You can find his post below.