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02/06/2011

Rock guitarist Gary Moore, former member of Thin Lizzy, dies at 58

February 6, 2011 | 12:38 pm

Moore Rock guitarist Gary Moore, a former member of influential Irish band Thin Lizzy, has died. He was 58.

Manager Adam Parsons told the BBC that Moore was found dead Sunday at a hotel on Spain's Costa del Sol, where he was on vacation. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1952, Moore was a member of Dublin band Skid Row before joining Thin Lizzy in 1973. He left after four months but rejoined four years later before going solo again.

Thin Lizzy had global hits in the 1970s with songs such as "The Boys are Back in Town" and "Whiskey in the Jar." Frontman Phil Lynott died in 1986, but the band continues to tour with a different lineup.

-- Associated Press

Photo: Gary Moore in 2001. Credit: Associated Press

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