Jethro Butow (Photo: Twitter)
"He was a legend. One of the most brilliant guitarists in this country," Anton recalled.
Anton and Jethro had first worked together in 1979 when Jethro played the guitar on his album.
He remembers Jethro as "very zen", saying that he was highly respected in the industry.
According to information found on Jethro's Facebook page, the star's accolades include playing for Pavarotti and the 3 Tenors, and being the "official guitarist for the Idols band." He has also featured on numerous albums.
Fans and friends turned to social media to pay their respects.