LeRoi Moore, Dave Matthews Band Saxophonist, Dies

August 20, 2008 02:34:26 GMT

His death at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in L.A. Tuesday afternoon, August 19 is caused by complications that stemmed from an ATV accident in June.


LeRoi Moore, Dave Matthews Band Saxophonist, Dies
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Rock band Dave Matthews Band is mourning the death of its saxophonist LeRoi Moore. The 46-year-old man died at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in L.A. Tuesday afternoon, August 19 reportedly from sudden complications stemming from an ATV accident he had in June on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.

The accident that happened on June 30 forced Moore to be transported to UVa Medical Center. He had since been released, but was readmitted last month due to complications. He was said to have a punctured lung and broken ribs from the accident.

A representative for the band issued a statement to TMZ, which broke news of Moore's death, saying "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."

Notwithstanding with Moore's death, Dave Matthews Band, according to TMZ, will still be in hand to perform for their scheduled appearance at the Staples Center in L.A. on Tuesday night, August 19.

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