Alcohol Abuse May Have Caused THIN LIZZY Guitarist Gary Moore's Death
Published: February 7, 2011 - 11:05am
Legendary Guitarist Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy fame was found dead in a hotel room in Spain February 6th. Reports are starting to surface that alcohol may have been the cause of death.
"We believe the deceased had been drinking heavily. There were definite signs of alcohol in the room," the source told The Sun.
Moore, 58, was discovered laying on his back in just his underwear already dead at four in the morning when his girlfriend discovered him. The guitarist is rumored to have choked on his own vomit after consuming mass amounts of brandy and champagne.
"He was too young to go. Those Lizzy recordings with Moore were as good as it gets," said actor/musician Henry Rollins on the axe-man's passing.
Moore has been a hugely influential guitar player that has inspired a great many in not only the rock community but the blues as well. Moore had shared the stage with BB King as well as his time with Thin Lizzy. He leaves behind a legacy that saw him collaborate with everyone ranging from George Harrison to Ozzy Osbourne.