Travis Barker’s heart was heavy today as he continued to mourn a heartbreaking loss. As Blink-182 fans know, the drummer suffered an unimaginable tragedy 15 years ago. He lost three very dear friends at the same time in a plane crash. A plane that he was also on.
Paying tribute to his loved ones on the anniversary of the crash that took them away, Travis took to Instagram to mourn and remember his friends.
Travis Barker Shares Heartbreaking Loss
On a solid black background, Travis Barker took to Instagram and told his friends to “rest in peace.” He included their names in his tribute as well as a dove emoji. He added “gone but never forgotten” followed by a prayer hands emoji.
Check out the somber tribute he shared on his Instagram Stories below:
Travis also reshared a photo featuring Lil’ Chris and Travis as well. The caption attached to the photo read: “We remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.’ Forever remembering Chris ‘lil Chris’ Baker and those who lost their lives 15 years ago today.”
The original Instagram post that Travis reshared on his Instagram Stories was liked by his wife Kourtney as she did what she could to support him on his difficult anniversary.
He Was Also On That Plane
For those who are unfamiliar with this tragic story, the plane crash happened back in 2008. Travis Barker was also a passenger. The crash killed everyone onboard with the exception of him and one other person. Understandably, the anniversary of the plane crash is an emotional day for Travis each year. Blink-182 fans can only imagine what sort of emotional demons Travis struggles with.
The private aircraft took off on September 19, 2008, from Columbia, South Carolina. It, however, did not get very far. The tires of the aircraft reportedly blew out when it tried to take off which created a loss of pressure. After failing to take off, the plane continued off the runway’s end before slamming into a fence. After hitting the fence, the aircraft caught on fire.
Travis Barker survived with burns on 65 percent of his body. In addition to Travis, Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was also able to exit the plane with his life. Despite getting off the plane, Travis was soaked with fuel. The fuel caught on fire, which resulted in the burns to his body.
For years, Travis affirms he did struggle with finding the courage to get on airplanes again.
Do you remember when news of this tragic plane crash first broke 15 years ago? Do you think it is sweet that Travis still pays tribute to them and mourns them each year? Share your thoughts in the comments. And, keep coming back for more reality TV and celebrity news.