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Guitarist Gary Moore of 'Thin Lizzy' found dead in Spain

Published: Monday, February 7, 2011, 5:20 [IST]

MADRID, SPAIN: Rock and blues guitarist Gary Moore, who played with the band 'Thin Lizzy,' was found dead in a hotel room in Spain, local media reported.

Gary Moore, 58, of Belfast, North Ireland, worked on and off with the North Irish rock band 'Thin Lizzy' but also explored a solo career in blues, hard rock, and ballads.

Moore was found dead early Sunday morning in the Kempinski Bay Hotel in Costa del Sol, Spain, according to Spain's RTVE. He had arrived the previous afternoon.

Officials from Malaga, Spain said initial investigations show that his body presented no signs of violence. In addition, local officials said no investigations into Moore's death would be opened unless the autopsy revealed uncertainties.

During his career, more performed live with legendary blues guitarists B.B. King and Albert King. In addition, he had musical collaborations with such artists as George Harrison, the Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne, as well as composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Moore played on and off with 'Thin Lizzy' from 1974 to 1979, as he played with 'Colosseum II' during that period as well.

(BNO NEWS )

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