Whenever you start to take life for granted keep in mind how quickly things can change. We’re sad to report that saxophonist LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band passed away this afternoon in Hollywood at the age of 46.
Moore sustained severe injuries thanks to an ATV accident on his farm in rural Virginia this past June. He took a turn for the worse and died at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications. Terrible news, just terrible.
Here’s the official statement from the band:
“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. Moore had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program.”
The show went on for the DMB, who played L.A.’s Staples Center last night:
Set: Bartender, Proudest Monkey > Satellite, So Damn Lucky, Eh Hee, Water Into Wine, Burning Down The House, Dancing Nancies, Loving Wings, The Maker, Sledgehammer, Grey Street, Dreaming Tree, Crash Into Me, Everyday, Anyone Seen The Bridge > Too Much intro > Ants Marching
Encore: Sister, Corn Bread, Two Step
- Relix Remembers: LeRoi Moore 1961-2008