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Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy, RIP

Gary Moore

The renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died in a hotel room while on holiday in Spain.

Moore, 58, originally from Belfast, was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy.

Thin Lizzy manager Adam Parsons told the BBC he was found early on Sunday.

Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its late frontman Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.

The Northern Ireland guitarist was only 16 when he moved from Belfast to Dublin in 1969, to join Skid Row, which featured Lynott as lead vocalist.

He was later brought into Thin Lizzy by Lynott to replace the departing Eric Bell, another guitarist from Northern Ireland.

Lynott died in 1986 but a new line-up of Thin Lizzy continues to tour. [BBC]

Super sad news.

And strangely – Thin Lizzy doesn’t come up in conversation very often, but I’ve had multiple conversations about them just in the past week because the new version of Thin Lizzy referenced in the article just announced tour dates. Tickets for shows at Starland Ballroom and Best Buy Theater literally went on sale Saturday, and most of that conversation was about whether we should even bother posting about it.

R.I.P. Gary.

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