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UFO bassist Pete Way has died at the age of 69 after life-threatening injuries


UFO bassist Pete Way has died at the age of 69 after sustaining "life-threatening" injuries in an accident two months ago that eventually led to his death.

The legendary founder of the legendary rock band died on Friday morning with his wife Jenny by his side.

The father of two, who also founded the Waysted and Fastway groups and was the former bassist of Ozzy Osbourne, leaves behind the daughters Zowie and Charlotte.

Icon: UFO bassist Pete Way died at the age of 69 after sustaining "life-threatening" injuries in an accident two months ago that ultimately led to his death

His death was announced on Pete Way's official Facebook page in a statement that read: “Legendary bassist Pete Way, founder of UFO, Waysted and most recently The Pete Way Band, has died.

& # 39; He suffered life-threatening injuries in an accident two months ago but fought hard until succumbing to those injuries at 11:35 a.m. ET today. His wife Jenny was by his side.

"Pete Way was a popular and well respected figure among rock fans, critics and fellow musicians."

Star: The legendary founder of the legendary rock band UFO died on Friday morning with his wife Jenny by his side

Star: The legendary founder of the legendary rock band UFO died on Friday morning with his wife Jenny by his side

It went on: & # 39; Best known for his work with UFO, Pete's energetic live performances have been the centerpiece of the band's countless world tours.

& # 39; His melodic bass lines underpinned the catalog of enduring rock classics on which UFO's reputation and legacy was based.

Pete's post-UFO work included working with "Fast" Eddie Clarke of Motörhead – the two who Fastway put together with Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley and the bassist for longtime friend Ozzy Osbourne.

Talent: The musician was honored who described him as an "absolute showman" who had a great influence on the rock and metal bassists of the late 70s and 80s (picture between 1970 and 1980).

Talent: The musician was honored who described him as an "absolute showman" who had a great influence on the rock and metal bassists of the late 70s and 80s (picture between 1970 and 1980).

Then he put together his own band, Waysted. Pete's keen ear for song arrangements has also seen him produce for popular hard rock acts like Twisted Sister and The Cockney Rejects.

& # 39; Pete recently completed a solo album called "Walking On The Edge" with producer Mike Clink (including Guns n Roses' "Appetite For Destruction").

& # 39; He had released a biography titled "A Fast Ride Out Of Here" in 2017 and an album titled "Amphetamine" which is currently available on Cargo Records.

Music: Ozzy Osbourne's bassist sustained life-threatening injuries in an accident (pictured with UFO in 1980).

Music: Ozzy Osbourne's bassist sustained life-threatening injuries in an accident (pictured with UFO in 1980).

"Pete is survived by two daughters, Zowie and Charlotte and his younger brother Neill."

Honors have been received for the musician who described him as an "absolute showman" who had a great influence on the rock and metal bassists of the late 70s and 80s.

Arch Enemy founder Michael Amott wrote: "A legendary bass player and a true rock & # 39; n & # 39; roll maniac."

Fame: Pete recently completed a solo album "Walking On The Edge" with producer Mike Clink (pictured with UFO in 1980).

Fame: Pete recently completed a solo album "Walking On The Edge" with producer Mike Clink (pictured with UFO in 1980).

Legend: Pete was the producer for popular hard rock acts such as Twisted Sister and The Cockney Rejects (pictured with UFO in 1980).

Legend: Pete was the producer for popular hard rock acts such as Twisted Sister and The Cockney Rejects (pictured with UFO in 1980).

& # 39; I can only recommend his autobiography “A Fast Drive Out of Here” and all the great music he played and wrote. They just don't do them like that anymore … R.I.P. Pete Way. & # 39;

Another wrote: RIP Pete Way. A huge influence on rock and metal bass players of the late 70's, 80's.

"Pete was a huge force in the classic UFO line-up with some really tasty bass lines."

Sadness: The band's founder, Arch Enemy Michael Amott, wrote: "A legendary bassist and a true rock & # 39; n & # 39; roll maniac."

Sadness: The band's founder, Arch Enemy Michael Amott, wrote: "A legendary bassist and a true rock & # 39; n & # 39; roll maniac."

Group: His death comes just ten weeks after the death of his UFO bandmate and guitarist Paul Chapman on his 66th birthday on June 9th (left to right: Danny Peyronel, Andy Parker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Michael Schenker).

Group: His death comes just ten weeks after the death of his UFO bandmate and guitarist Paul Chapman on his 66th birthday on June 9th (left to right: Danny Peyronel, Andy Parker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Michael Schenker).

American musician and drummer for the Neal Morse Band Mike Portnoy tweeted: “It's so sad to hear of the death of the legendary Pete Way

& # 39; He was the prototype of a bad early metal bassist who certainly inspired the likes of Steve Harris and Nikki Sixx. UFOs Strangers In The Night remains one of my favorite live albums of all time. & # 39;

It comes just ten weeks after his UFO bandmate and guitarist Paul Chapman died on June 9th on his 66th birthday.

Passion: American musician and drummer for the Neal Morse Band Mike Portnoy tweeted: "So sad to hear of the death of the legendary Pete Way" (UFO pictured in 1976)

Passion: American musician and drummer for the Neal Morse Band Mike Portnoy tweeted: "So sad to hear of the death of the legendary Pete Way" (UFO pictured in 1976)

Keyboardist Paul Raymond died of a heart attack on April 13, 2019 at the age of 73, leaving behind singer Paul Mogg and drummer Andy Parker from the group.

Founded in London in 1968, UFO became part of the new wave of British heavy metal that influenced Guns & # 39; N & # 39; Roses and Iron Maiden, among others.

The band has released 22 studio albums and sold 20 million records worldwide with their hits, including Doctor Doctor and Only You Can Rock Me.

In 1982, Way and former Motörhead guitarist & # 39; Fast & # 39; Eddie Clarke Fastway and formed the Pete Way Band in 2018.

Tragic: The father of two, who also founded the Waysted and Fastway groups, leaves behind the daughters Zowie and Charlotte

Tragic: The father of two, who also founded the Waysted and Fastway groups, leaves behind the daughters Zowie and Charlotte

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