Aerosmith Mourns Loss Of Friend Billy MacDonald

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In a recent post on social media, rock band Aerosmith mourned the heartbreaking loss of one of their biggest fans, Billy MacDonald.

Aerosmith’s social media person, John B posted a photo of MacDonald and Steven Tyler on the band’s Instagram account along with a heartfelt message:

“I am very sad to report the passing of Aerosmith friend Billy MacDonald this week. If you have ever been to an Aerosmith show in the Boston area chances are you saw Billy watching from the wings. Billy had Cerebral Palsy but that didn’t slow him down one bit when it came to experiencing his 2 passions, rocks shows and live sporting events. He also became friends with some of the biggest stars in both fields.”

John went on to explain the last time he got to see Billy and spend time with him:

“The last time I saw Billy was last August in Springfield MA when Aerosmith played at the Mass Mutual Center. While he may have appeared to be slowing down a bit when you spoke with him you could tell he hasn’t lost much off his fastball. Backstage he had a pass dangling from his neck but around these parts his face was his all access pass.”

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I am very sad to report the passing of Aerosmith friend Billy MacDonald this week. If you have ever been to an Aerosmith show in the Boston area chances are you saw Billy watching from the wings. Billy had Cerebral Palsy but that didn’t slow him down one bit when it came to experiencing his 2 passions, rocks shows and live sporting events. He also became friends with some of the biggest stars in both fields. The last time I saw Billy was last August in Springfield MA when Aerosmith played at the Mass Mutual Center. While he may have appeared to be slowing down a bit when you spoke with him you could tell he hasn’t lost much off his fastball. Backstage he had a pass dangling from his neck but around these parts his face was his all access pass. Billy was a pretty religious guy too so there is no doubt in my mind he got to use his EZ Pass to the Pearly Gates. When shows do finally get back up and running the stops in the New England area are going to be a little bit different with Billy not being there. Rest easy my friend! -John B.

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Aerosmith bassist, Tome Hamilton, shared his own heartfelt message on his personal Twitter page.

John concluded his thoughts and memories of their friend by saying,

“Billy was a pretty religious guy too so there is no doubt in my mind he got to use his EZ Pass to the Pearly Gates. When shows do finally get back up and running the stops in the New England area are going to be a little bit different with Billy not being there. Rest easy my friend!”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Aerosmith, Billy’s family, and all of his friends. RIP.