Former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick says his family will not be able to hold a traditional funeral for his older brother Bob Kulick due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bob, also a longtime contributor to Kiss in the '70s and '80s, died last week at age 70. Bruce confirmed his brother's death on Friday, but did not reveal a cause of death.
Bruce thanked his and his brother's fans for their sympathies and well-wishes since he broke the news.
"This has been a very difficult time for my wife and I, and your tremendous response is a source of strength for us," Bruce wrote in a follow-up statement.
As many people have inquired about a memorial for Bob, Bruce explained that because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19, "there will not be a traditional service at this time. A proper memorial will be planned in the future where we can all pay tribute to my brother. Please feel free to continue celebrating the great contributions Bob accomplished during his career. His legacy will never be forgotten."
Bruce and Bob were members of Meat Loaf's live band during his Bat Out of Hell tour.
Meat Loaf remembered Bob in a tribute over the weekend, crediting him with helping to make Bat Out of Hell the iconic album that it is.
"We started with being booed in Chicago...but not off that stage, NOT US. We came to rock and we did for a year," he wrote. "The end of that year, Bat had sold almost seven million in the states. We were headlining to thousands. Bob, we could not have done it without you."
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