Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore passed away in Spain. He was 58. The rocker was found dead in his hotel room in Estepona early in the morning according to the Irish Times website.
The newspaper added that the post mortem was due to be carried out in the nearby city of Malaga. A Foreign Office Ministry rep in London stated, “We are aware (of Moore’s death), and we stand ready to provide consular assistance. We are very sorry for his family’s loss.”
Moore was only 16-years-old when he moved from Belfast to Dublin in 1969 to join Skid Row and he was later brought into Irish rock band,
“Whiskey in the Jar” and “The Boys Are Back in Town hitmaker Thin Lizzy and replaced Eric Bell.
Bell told BBC, “I still can’t believe it. He was so robust, he wasn’t a rock casualty, he was a healthy guy. He was a superb player and a dedicated musician.”
Moore also worked with George Harrison.
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