Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore died at a Costa del Sol hotel today.He was found dead in his room at the Kempinski Resort Hotel in Estepona.
Moore was fifty eight and from Belfast. He played with Thin Lizzy for several periods as well as working separately with the band’s lead singer Phil Lynott, who died in 1986 after falling into a heroin-induced coma. He also worked with a number of leading artists, including Bob Dylan. He had a string of top 40 hits in the 1970s and 1980s including Parisienne Walkways in 1979 and Out in the Fields in 1985.
After his time with the Irish rock band, Moore went on to forge a successful solo career and was still actively touring. His death was confirmed with a poignant message on the star’s official website. “It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night,” it stated.
Despite his solo ventures and numerous collaborations with other bands and artists, it is Moore’s time with 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.
He was a very talented artist and will be deeply missed in the music industry and by his fans. He contributed a great deal to music and will not be forgotten because of it.
R.I.P Gary Moore