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Gary Moore: Todesursache Herzversagen

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Anscheinend ist mittlerweile ziemlich klar, wie Gitarren-Legende Gary Moore (04.04.1952 – 06.02.2011) starb: er checkte im spanischen Estepona bei Costa del Sol in das Fünf-Sterne-Hotel Kempinski Hotel ein, erlitt während des Schlafes einen Herzinfarkt und verstarb daran. Die Todesursache sei natürlich, es werde aber noch ein paar weitere Tests geben.

Das zumindest berichtet die Zeitung und widerspricht Aussagen aus der Klatschpresse – The Sun – dass Gary Moore an seinem Erbrochenen erstickt sei. Gleichzeitig haben sich unzählige Musiker-Kollegen zum Verlust eines der größten Blues-Gitarristen der Welt gemeldet:

„It is with great sadness we hear of the passing of Gary Moore. Our thoughts go out to Gary’s family at this time and our memories of Gary and his contribution to THIN LIZZY and music in general will live on forever.“
Thin Lizzy, Statement der ganzen Band

„I am in total shock. I have known Gary since 1967 when he was in PLATFORM THREE and he’s been an amazing friend ever since. It was a pleasure to play with Gary again in 2006 after his days with LIZZY. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers and I just can’t believe he is gone.“
Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)

„Playing with Gary during the ‚Black Rose‘ era was a great experience, he was a great player and a great guy. I will miss him.“
Scott Gorham (Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)

„Our condolences to the family of Gary Moore — one of the greatest guitar players ever. A very sad loss for the music world. His playing will inspire generations to come. God bless. Love and respect.“
John Sykes (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake)

„I was very saddened to hear of the passing of one of the greatest guitarists of all time — Gary Moore. His ‚Still Got The Blues‘ album was one of the great albums, certainly one of my favorites. His way of playing cannot be learned — it comes from the soul. R.I.P., Gary.“
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell)

„A super guitarist and, for me, a man who has given me wonderful songs to listen to and dance my first slow dances to, has been found dead early this morning in Spain. He was so young still, just 58 years old and it’s just a big loss for music. NIGHTWISH has recorded one of his songs as a cover — ‚Over The Hills And Far Away‘ — a great song he made. I hope you may rest in peace, Gary, and thanks for all the songs I just love!“
Anette Olzon (Nightwish)

„RIP, Gary Moore. Brilliant guitarist, not the most household name but one who didn’t need trends, gimmicks or image, just pure tone and soul.“
Alex Skolnick (Testament)

„We are devastated to hear about the passing of Gary Moore. Both myself and Fredrik are massive fans of his, and we’ve been listening to his music since we’re kids. He was such a integral part of our musical upbringing, so it’s with great sadness we have to try and accept these horrible news. One of the very best hard rock lead guitar players EVER! We love you Gary, rest in peace.“
Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)

„On Sunday it was very sad to read that Gary Moore had died. I was most upset, as I have known Gary for many years, and he is a wonderful guitarist and friend. He will be sadly missed, but he leaves us with a wonderful legacy of music, and my heart goes out to his family. Rest in peace, my friend!“
Mick Box (Uriah Heep)

„Just heard the very sad news that Gary Moore has passed away. The Belfast-born guitar legend was a big inspiration for myself growing up in Northern Ireland, both for his work with THIN LIZZY and his very successful solo career. We had the pleasure of meeting Gary and his band last summer at the Pinkpop Classic festival in Holland. After watching their (killer) show, we were introduced and Gary came over to our dressing room and chatted away to us. He was everything you’d want a hero to be… laid back, modest and very genuine, with a cool sense of humour. “
Michael McKeegan (Therapy?)

„Once again, the world has lost a unique voice, a major talent. If it wasn’t for Gary Moore, my life would have been very different. I remember the first time I heard Gary. I bought ‚Corridors Of Power‘ one night just as the record store was closing. The next morning I put it on the turntable while I was getting ready for school. The first notes of ‚Falling In Love With You‘ came on while I was brushing my teeth, and I’ll remember that moment forever — just a few simple notes, but with the power of the Gods behind them. It changed my life. “
Ralph Santolla (Obituary, Deicide, Death, Iced Earth)

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