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.
I am a fan of the Dave Matthews Band — and can say that I have been since the days when they played much smaller gigs around the DC area in the 90s. In those days, I was always taken by the tremendous talent of the late Leroi Moore whose piercing saxophone set the band apart from everything that was being listened to in those days.
Not surprisingly, Moore’s unique sound and song compilation (Matthews credited Leroi with that at a show in LA last night) is a mega-hit today and will likely stand the test of time.
Here’s what the band’s website said about Moore’s death:
Perhaps today, Leroi is “Under the Table and Dreaming…”