Megadeth has cancelled their immediate tour plans following the death of bassist David Ellefson's brother, Eliot, Hennemusic reports.
Eliot, who was battling with cancer, passed away on May 19th in Minnesota. The bassist is taking a break to spend time with his family following their loss. An official statement has been released by the group.
"The band sends their deepest condolences and prayers to David during this time and ask that the fans please do the same."
Ellefson posted the news on Facebook, writing, "With much sadness, my brother Eliot Gordon Ellefson went home to see the Lord today after a two year battle with cancer. We love El, you will be missed so much."
Fans can keep up with the band’s schedule here.