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Dave Matthews Band

Member Dead

8/19/2008 10:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819_leroi_moore_ex.jpgTMZ has learned LeRoi Moore, the sax player in the Dave Matthews Band, has died. He was 46.

Moore was seriously injured in an ATV accident June 30 outside Charlottesville. He had a punctured lung and broken ribs. Moore went back into the hospital last month due to complications.

Moore died in Los Angeles this afternoon, after taking a turn for the worse.

We're also told the band will perform tonight as scheduled at the Staples Center in L.A.

UPDATE: A rep for the Band just gave TMZ the following statement:


"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. Moore had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program."

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Kelli    

How SAD!!! That band rocks and has stood the test of time...

2070 days ago
2.

Kelli    

Oh yea, one more thing, FIRST!

2070 days ago
3.

js    

man that really sucks. and kelli this s a post about a mans death who cares if you are first.

2070 days ago
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Shelby    

My 15 year old cousin was killed on Mother's day in a similar accident. he was wearing a helmet. I am so sad for the band and his family. He was a very talented man and will be missed.

2070 days ago
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Pam    

And Kelli... When you grow up, first means nothing. RIP LeRoi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

2070 days ago
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matt    

thats sucks, he was wicked good too. r.i.p

2070 days ago
7.

meagain    

To you my friend. God bless.

2070 days ago
8.

Maria    

I'm surprised the band chose to still play this evening. I think that was quite disrespectful of them. Poor decision Dave Matthews. Your fans would have understood.

2070 days ago
9.

SpecialDMBfan    

omg no this CAN'T be true!

2070 days ago
10.

egon    

Why the tears? he outlived the band by at least 6 or 7 years.

2070 days ago
11.

kp    

This is truly a sad day for DMB and their fans.

2070 days ago
12.

kp    

Maria, this may be their way of dealing with the loss. Soldier on for Roi.

2070 days ago
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unreal    

#8: you're wrong. dmb is honoring the memory of their beloved leroi moore by playing on. he would have wanted it that way.

2070 days ago
14.

Rick    

OK - You are DEAD!! So we will just play tonight anyway and have a roadie do your part - NO RESPECT!! - just like when they dumped the waste out of their bus onto other people below! Watch Out Dave - if something happens to you tonight - maybe they will get Sanjaya to sing your parts!!

2070 days ago
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Shelby    

Wow Ric, calm down. The band didn't dump that waste. The bus driver did. And jeff Coffin is no roadie. Have some respect.

2070 days ago
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