The former Thin Lizzy star’s body was found at the Kempinski Hotel on the Costa del Sol in Spain on Sunday (06Feb10). Moore was holidaying at the time of his death.
The 58-year-old, originally from Belfast, was found dead in a hotel room on the Costa del Sol in the early hours of Sunday.
Thin Lizzy founding member Brian Downey said he was stunned by the news.
“I am in total shock,” he said. “He will always be in my thoughts and prayers and I just can’t believe he is gone.”
After his time with the Irish rock band, Moore went on to forge a successful solo career and was still actively touring.
His death was confirmed with a poignant message on the star’s official website “It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night,” it stated.
The cause of death has not been released.
Born in Belfast in 1952, Moore, real name Robert William Gary Moore, enjoyed chart success with Thin Lizzy and as a solo artist with hits like Out in the Fields and Empty Rooms.