We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to fans nationwide. This is a terrible tragedy that will forever cast a shadow on the difficult life that our icons can oftentimes endure behind closed doors.
Rock fans were devastated this week to learn that Keith Emerson, keyboardist from progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, had killed himself at the age of 71.
According to The Political Insider, Emerson was found dead last Friday, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that the Los Angeles coroner’s office revealed how he died. Spokesman Ed Winter told reporters that an autopsy confirmed Emerson had shot himself in the head. The autopsy also showed signs that he had a serious heart condition.
The band Emerson, Lake and Palmer changed rock forever in the 1970s, and they still have thousands of fans to this day. Keith Emerson will be missed!