The following message was posted on Montrose's official website Saturday:
"A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose's 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn't take any of our love for granted. He passed today. He'd battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. We miss him already, but we're glad to have shared with him while we could."
Known for working with Van Morrison' 1971's release of Tupelo Honey and Edgar Winter's Group's They Only Come Out at Night. Best known for working with the famous Red Rocker Sammy Hagar in the band Montrose. Tunes like "Rock Candy" and "Station No.5" received a far amount of airplay and favorites among many fans. The years that followed were the formation of Gamma and his lucrative solo career.
He will be missed....