Cliff Burton Net Worth : To Be Determined
Clifford Lee Burton tasted the life of a superstar because of his association with the thrash metal band Metallica. The bass guitarist took part in the band’s 3 studio albums. He developed a strong liking towards music since a young age. In school, he formed a band named EZ Street along with Big Jim Martin and Mike Bordin. He was recruited to the Metallica team by members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich after the duo heard him play at the Whisky a Go Go.
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His career came to a halt when a bus accident cost him his life. The musician was travelling with his band in Kronoberg County when the accident occurred. It was extremely unfortunate for him as he turned out to be the only casualty from the accident. It was terrible fate as Burton had earlier won a game of cards, which gave him the opportunity to choose his preferred sleeping cubicle.
Upon winning, Burton chose Hammett’s bunk. The decision to switch beds would ultimately cost him his life. When the bus met with an accident, he was thrown through the windows with the weight of the bus falling on top of him, crushing him to death. Although early reports suggested that the bus driver was culpable, no charges were brought against him.