Musicians React to Death of Yes Bassist Chris Squire on Social Media
Squire died on June 27 after a battle with leukemia. He was 67. Yes posted a statement on its Facebook page saying he "peacefully passed away" in Phoenix. Further details about his death weren't given.
Artists like Metallica bassist Robert Turjillo, Tom Morello and Joe Satriani reacted to Squire's death on Twitter. See their remembrances below.
Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire. #yes-- Geoffrey Downes (@asiageoff) June 28, 2015
Sleep well Chris. http://t.co/IEXn7dJaOQ-- Robert Trujillo (@RobertTrujillo) June 28, 2015
RIP Chris Squire, super bassist of Yes. An extremely talented musician's musician who mastered his instrument and took it to new realms.-- Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 28, 2015
Shocked to hear of the passing of Chris Squire, one of the great bass players. RIP-- Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) June 28, 2015
A tremendous talent and a terribly sad loss. Prayers to Chris Squire's family and band. @yesofficial-- Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) June 28, 2015
RIP Chris Squire. Other bands were calling themselves innovative while Yes were busy innovating.-- Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) June 28, 2015
Close to the Edge was one of my most played records as a youth. So much good music was played and made by Chris Squire.Absolute bass legend.-- Gary Kemp (@garyjkemp) June 28, 2015
Last night the world lost one its most gifted musicians. Rest In Peace Chris Squire. It was an honor to call you my friend.-- JOE BONAMASSA (@JBONAMASSA) June 28, 2015
Very sad to hear of the passing of Chris Squire... :( Lost but never forgotten... https://t.co/hmwjRESMls-- Bumblefoot (@bumblefoot) June 28, 2015
Strange to think that if Chris Squire hadn't started #Yes that Circa would sound completely different musically. Thanks for the inspiration.-- Circa Survive (@circasurvive) June 28, 2015
whoa! very sad. R.I.P. chris squire.-- matt nathanson (@mattnathanson) June 28, 2015