What a tragic loss to music, and the world. LeRoi Moore of Dave Matthews Band passed away yesterday. DMB is one of my favorites, and though it's been almost 5 years since the last show I attended, I've been fortunate enough to have experienced 7 live shows in various venues. LeRoi Moore's talents on the saxophone were magical and passion filled. He contributed greatly to the distinct sound that is DMB. He will be truly missed.
We are deeply saddened that LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. LeRoi had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program.