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  • Dave Matthews Band saxophonist dies

    Posted on August 20th, 2008 Shawn 1 comment

    I just learned the sad news from CNN.com that “LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday from complications stemming from injuries he sustained in an ATV accident”. This is sad news for the music community, as LeRoi was a talented, respected, and friendly musician.

    As a huge fan of the Dave Matthews Band, I’m very sad to hear the news of LeRoi’s passing. I’ve seen the band live 5 or 6 times over the years and love listening to their music.

    This is the first I knew that he had been in an accident.  I’m sorry for his passing, and for the loss to his fans, family, and band members.  DMB now has a hole which we haven’t seen in its 17 (or so) year history.

    Here is the CNN article.

    #41 live (one of my favorite DMB songs):

    Say Goodbye live (arguably the best DMB song ever, with LeRoi playing beautifully on flute):

    Here’s a quick video from the AP:

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