Bassist Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, URIAH HEEP) has released the following statement regarding to the passing of legendary guitarist Gary Moore:
"It is with great sadness that I acknowledge Gary Moore in this way. His passing has come as a sad and terrible shock and I have difficulty believing that he's gone. I have many fond memories of our years together, both in the workplace of music and as friends.
"I have love and respect for Gary as a musician and as a person; he was one of the greatest.
"Farewell and rest in peace, Gary, my friend."
Moore died in his sleep yesterday morning (Sunday, February 6),hours after checking into the five-star Kempinski Hotel in Estepona on the Costa del Sol with an unnamed female friend. He was 58 years old.
The cause of death remained unclear last night.