URIAH HEEP Guitarist: GARY MOORE 'Leaves Us With A Wonderful Legacy Of Music'

February 7, 2011

Mick Box, lead guitarist for British rock legends URIAH HEEP, has posted the following statement regarding he passing of legendary rock axeman Gary Moore:

"On Sunday it was very sad to read that Gary Moore had died. I was most upset, as I have known Gary for many years, and he is a wonderful guitarist and friend. He will be sadly missed, but he leaves us with a wonderful legacy of music, and my heart goes out to his family. Rest in peace, 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.

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