Scene and Heard

Rock legend Gary Moore found dead

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 6, 2011

According to the Associated Press, Legendary rock guitarist and former Thin Lizzy star Gary Moore has died in Spain.

 

The 58-year-old, originally from Belfast, was found dead in a hotel room on the Costa del Sol.

Thin Lizzy founding member Brian Downey paid tribute to his friend.

“I am in total shock,” he said. “He will always be in my thoughts and prayers and I just can’t believe he is gone.”

Moore had a successful solo career but it was for his time in Thin Lizzy that he will be best remembered.

He joined the band in 1973 after the sudden departure of guitarist Eric Bell but only played with them for four months.

Four years later he returned and went on to play on the band’s Black Rose album.

Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham said it been a pleasure to share a stage with him.

“Playing with Gary during the Black Rose era was a great experience, he was a great player and a great guy,” he said.

Copyright (c) Press Association Ltd. 2011, All Rights Reserved.

 

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