Keith Emerson: Dead at 71 :(

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.

ELP / Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2 / 1974 California Jam

ELP / Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression / 1974 California Jam

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Keith Emerson stabs knives in his Hammond-1971