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LeRoi Moore: 1961 - 2008

Reports this evening from Dave Matthews Band official website, dmband.com, states that saxophonist and one of the founding members of DMB has died.

dmb's official statement

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.

Leroi Moore was involved in an ATV accident on June 30th, 2008 and suffer a punctured lung and broken ribs. Dave Matthews had mentioned in various shows this year that Leroi was in good spirits and recovering, however he was readmitted to the University of Virginia Health System due to complications stemming from his accident.

Leroi Moore was 46.

There are no further details at this time, but dbtp.org will update this article as more news and updates become available.

We are deeply saddened by this news and our thought and prayers go out to Dave Matthew Band and Leroi's family and friends.

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UPDATE: AUGUST 20TH, 2008

A fund has been created in honor of LeRoi Moore in support of charities that reflect both his spirit and passion.  Donations via check referencing the "Charlottesville Area Community Foundation for the LeRoi Moore Memorial Fund" may be mailed to:

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
PO Box 1767
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Donations may also be made online by clicking here.

Please make sure to reference “LeRoi Moore Memorial Fund” in the comments section if making a gift online.  

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