[JPL] LeRoi Moore, Dave Matthews Band Saxophonist, Dead At 46

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Wed Aug 20 12:51:09 EDT 2008


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LeRoi Moore, sax player in the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday afternoon
(August 19). He was 46.

Moore suffered serious injuries in an an ATV accident on June 30 outside the
band's home base of Charlottesville, Virginia, including a

punctured lung and broken ribs. Moore returned to the hospital last month
due to complications.

TMZ reported that the band is scheduled to perform on Tuesday night as
planned at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
saxophonist Jeff Coffin has been filling in for Moore since his accident,
according to the band's Web site.

The band posted the following statement on its Web site Tuesday night: "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."

Moore was a jazz musician in Charlottesville when he joined forces with
Matthews early in 1991. The band released its first album, Remember Two
Things, on its own Bama Rags label late in 1993. That album was recorded
live, and DMB have gone on to become one of the most successful live acts in
North America. 



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