Sammy Hagar posted a tribute in honor of the death of his former bandmate, Ronnie Montrose.

On his website Sammy said:
“Ronnie Montrose gave me my first break as a songwriter, as a front man, as a recording artist, as a touring artist, and for that I will always be grateful.

I was looking forward to a reunion for my birthday bash in Cabo with Denny, Bill and Ronnie – one of the few bands from that era where all four original members were still able to do it. It’s a shame to lose Ronnie and I’m so sorry for his loved ones. Rest in peace.”

Sammy Hagar was part of Montrose for the first two albums. The self-titled classic and influential album in 1973 and ‘Paper Money’ the following year. Hagar left the band after that second album to pursue his solo career.

R.I.P. to the great Ronnie Montrose!