Gary Moore Cause of Death: Full Details

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Gary Moore was born on April 4, 1952, and he was a Northern Irish musician. He was born in Belfast and his parents were Winnie and Robert Moore. Winnie was a housewife whereas Robert Moore was a promoter who had responsibility over the the Queen’s Hall ballroom in Holywood.

He had four siblings and they all grew up near Belfast’s Stormont Estate. He was made to sing “Sugartime” with a showband at an event his father had organized when he was only 6 years old. His father bought him his first guitar which was a second-hand Framus acoustic when he was 10 years old.

He founded his own first band, The Beat Boys, and performed songs from the Beatles. He also joined Platform Three and The Method.

Over the years that he was a musician, he played in various groups and the music forms he performed included blues, blues rock, hard rock, heavy metal, and jazz fusion. The music of Gary Moore was influenced by the likes of Peter Green and Eric Clapton, and in the late 1960s, he joined Skid Row; releasing two albums.

Influenced by Peter Green and Eric Clapton, Moore began his career in the late 1960s when he joined Skid Row, with whom he released two albums.

After Moore left the group he joined Thin Lizzy, featuring his former Skid Row bandmate and frequent collaborator Phil Lynott. Moore began his solo career in the 1970s and achieved major success with 1979’s “Parisienne Walkways”, which is considered his signature song.

The solo music career of Gary Moore started in the 1970s and his 1979’s “Parisienne Walkways” became a huge success and his breakthrough as well as his signature song. He took to hard rock and heavy metal in the 1980s but in 1990, he made a comeback to his roots with Still Got the Blues, which became the most successful album of his career.

Gary Moore Cause of Death

He died during the early hours of 6 February 6, 2011. He was reported to have died of a heart attack in his sleep. He was 58 years old.

Prior to his death, Gary Moore was on holiday with his girlfriend at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona, Spain. It was reported that he suffered a heart attack due to a high level of alcohol in his body: 380 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.

He was buried at St Margaret’s Churchyard in Rottingdean on the south coast of England in a private ceremony witnessed by only his family and close friends.

Personal Details

Gary Moore got some scars after engaging in a fight in a bar. He was with his girlfriend at Dingwalls when two men “started mouthing about her girlfriend.

Gary Moore confronted them and in the process, a bottle was smashed to his head and his face was slashed.

Gary Moore got married to Kerry from 1985 to 1993 but they divorced later. They had two sons: Jack and Gus. He also had a daughter called Lily from a relationship he had with Jo Rendle. He has another daughter named Saoirse from another relationship.


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