Keyboardist Keith Emerson Dies. Girlfriend Finds Him With A Gunshot Wound To The Head
Anyone who loves Classic Rock has heard the delicate and thunderous keyboard playing of Keith Emerson, first in his Band Nice, and most famously with Emerson, Lake and Palmer through a decade-long string of hits in the 1970's.
Emerson died today, almost 72 years old, from a single gunshot to the head. He was found by his girlfriend in his California home, and at this writing there isn't any more info.
Damn. I cannot bring myself to believe that someone who could lift so many with his music could at the same time be so lost in a life that he would think to end it. But it's unlikey that the Moog mafia sent an enforcer to his home either.
The show that never ends. Curtain.