Apparently the press has it that he passed away in his sleep, aged just 58.
The Irish Times said this:
The musician was found dead in his room at the luxury Kempinski Resort Hotel in Estepona in the early hours of this morning. A postmortem is due to carried out later today in the nearby city of Malaga.
Moore (58) from Belfast is understood to have been on holiday at the time of his death.
A spokesman for the British Foreign Office said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Estepona. We stand ready to offer consular assistance.”
Original and first guitarist in Thin Lizzy, Eric Bell told the BBC on Sunday he was still "in shock" at Moore's death while on holiday in the Costa del Sol.
"I still can't believe it," he said.
"He was so robust, he wasn't a rock casualty, he was a healthy guy.
He was a superb player and a dedicated musician."
Brian Downey: "I am in total shock. I have known Gary since 1967 when he was in Platform Three and he's been an amazing friend ever since. It was a pleasure to play with Gary again in 2006 after his days with Lizzy. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers and I just can't believe he is gone."
Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy said it been a pleasure to share a stage with Moore.
"Playing with Gary during the Black Rose era was a great experience, he was a great player and a great guy," he said.
"I will miss him."
Indeed, many of us will Scott.
Just tonight I pulled out the excellent One Night In Dublin - Gary Moore and friends Tribute to Phillip Lynott.
What a great talent he was, I'll be listening to a lot of the old albums over this next week for sure.
What a seriously huge loss, I'm truly devastated by this, stunned.
Here's a classic clip of Gary Moore on the Old Grey Whistle Test back in 1979 and a number of familiar friends, including two other sadly deceased legends in both Phillip Lynott and Cozy Powell, playing the excellent 'Back on the Streets':
As I've mentioned in the past, since Blogspot isn't too good at handling You Tube video's, you might just want to go over to You Tube itself, via the following link, to see the screen better:
Gary Moore RIP
April 1952 - February 2011
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