Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dave Matthews Band Member Dies

I had the unfortunate task of breaking some sad DMB news to Dow.

For those of you who have not heard yet, LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died yesterday afternoon of complications from an accident in June.

Moore, born in 1961, died unexpectedly at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles. Moore was in an accident involving an all terrain vehicle at his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia, and was living in his Los Angeles home to begin a physical rehabilitation program.

Dave Matthews paid tribute to Moore on August 19, 2008 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA after the band's first song of the performance. "We all had some bad news today," Matthews told the sell-out crowd. "Our good friend LeRoi Moore passed on and gave his ghost up today and we will miss him forever."

Moore was temporarily replaced by Bela Fleck and The Flecktones saxophonist Jeff Coffin.

Moore's sound and writing skills ("Too Much" and "Stay") will be greatly missed!

"Celebrate we will, cause life is short and sweet for certain."

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