Published Aug 14, 2020Pete Way — the celebrated bassist and co-founder of British rock legends UFO — has died. His passing was confirmed today on the musician's official Facebook, which revealed Way had died after sustaining life-threatening injuries in an accident two months ago. He was 69.
While Way had a long and varied career, he is best known for being one of the co-founders of UFO, helping start the band in 1968. He went on to play in the group for 31 years, playing on their most classic material.
Way also was known as a founding member of Waysted, Fastway and his Pete Way Band, as well as for playing with Michael Schenker Group and Ozzy Osbourne. Way also earned producer credits for working with the likes of Twisted Sister and Cockney Rejects.
"He sustained life threatening injuries in an accident two months ago but fought hard until finally succumbing to those injuries at 11:35 a.m. BST today," the Facebook post reads. "His wife, Jenny, was at his side."
Way had recently finished a solo album called Walking on the Edge and published the biography A Fast Ride Out of Here in 2017.