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Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore dies

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gary-mooreImage Credit: Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images Gary Moore – the musician most well-known for being a former member of Irish band Thin Lizzy – has passed away at 58 years old. According to the Irish Times, the guitarist’s body was discovered in an Estepona, Spain hotel room Sunday; a postmortem will be carried out in the nearby Malaga. “We are aware [of Moore’s death], and we stand ready to provide consular assistance,” a spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office Ministry. “We are very sorry for his family’s loss.” His death was confirmed on his own website with the following message: “It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night.”

Moore played on Thin Lizzy’s most successful album, 1979’s Black Rose: A Rock Legend which contained the U.K. hit single, “Waiting For An Alibi.” Moore also worked with some of the industry’s most notable musicians, including Bob Dylan and George Harrison.

Originally posted February 6 2011 — 4:10 PM EST

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