LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band, died today (August 19) due to sudden complications stemming from an all-terrain-vehicle accident earlier this summer.
Moore, 43, passed away at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center near his Los Angeles home.
The accident occurred in June on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. He had been admitted to the hospital at the time, but was released and had begun intensive rehabilitation at his Los Angeles home when he was readmitted to the hospital for unexpected complications, according to the band’s website.
Moore was a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, and co-wrote several of the songs sung by Matthews. In addition to playing the saxophone, he also played the flute, bass clarinet and wooden penny whistle.
Matthews reportedly paid tribute to Moore at the band’s sold-out show at the Los Angeles Staples Center tonight. “We all had some bad news today,” he said. “Our good friend LeRoi Moore passed on and gave his ghost up today and we will miss him forever.”
–By our Los Angeles staff.