Keith Emerson (1944 - 2016)
We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, aged 71. We ask that the family’s privacy and grief be respected.
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The death of keyboardist Keith Emerson is currently being investigated as a suicide, the Santa Monica Police confirmed to Billboard.
The piano player had been depressed as a result of a nerve problem that affected his right hand and severely impaired his ability to play the keyboard. Still, he was slated to perform next week in Japan.
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I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson. Full statement: https://t.co/iMrEATZ8v0— Carl Palmer (@ELP_carl) March 11, 2016
I am just so sad to hear of Keith Emerson leaving us.— Steve Lukather (@stevelukather) March 11, 2016
He was a genius one of a kind talent and a friend...
Keith Emerson- my hero, my friend. He's left the planet for higher ground. I'll miss him forever. pic.twitter.com/JvcAjOuU28— Jordan Rudess (@Jcrudess) March 11, 2016
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