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The Dave Matthews Band's saxophonist LeRoi Moore has passed away.

He was 46 years young.

The musician was injured in an ATV accident in June, resulting in a punctured lung and broken ribs.

Moore went back into the hospital last month due to complications. He passed away Tuesday in Los Angeles after more complications.

Our condolences to LeRoi's family and bandmates.

[Image via WENN.]

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154 comments to “R.I.P.”

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  1. 1

    i am heartbroken…

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  4. 4

    OMG That sucks! I love DMB!!!

  5. 5

    That just sucks! His poor family :(

  6. 6

    My condolences to the Moore family.

  7. 7

    first bitches!

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  9. 9

    man that really sucks.

  10. 10

    RIP music buddy.

  11. 11

    sad. i love DMB. rest in peace.

  12. 12

    R.I.P LeRoi!!!!!

  13. 13

    Re: Mrs Cullen – this is a post about a mans death who gives a shit if ur first.

  14. 14

    first? Sad news.

  15. 15

    awwh D:
    thats so sad

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  17. 17

    NO! so sad.

  18. didi says – reply to this


    r.i.p leroi.

  19. 19

    OMG I'm so SAD! This is the worst thing! RIP ROI!!!!!!!! :( :( :(

  20. 20

    Re: gdeeaz – agreed.

  21. 21

    that is such sad sad news.
    my thoughts are with his family and all the fans of his incredible music

    celebrate we will for life is short and sweet for certain -dmb

  22. 22

    That's so sad and shocking. I know someone who recently died of an ATV accident. Perhaps they need more safety features and restrictions.

  23. 23

    oh my god….

  24. 24

    There's an epidemic of dying among black artists right now. RIP.

  25. 25

    Re: omgroflmaobbq – thanks i am suprised that ppl are still posting FIRST on this topic

  26. 26

    R.I.P. but you know there are some folks in Chicago who wanted him dead after the DMB dumped their shit (literally) on boaters from a bridge. Karma is a bitch!

  27. 27

    This is horrible news. I just saw DMB a couple weeks ago and LeRoi was much missed then, but the thought of him never playing with them again breaks my heart. Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, bandmates, and all who were moved by his music.

  28. 28

    That is sad. People seem to be dropping left and right lately. Hopefully the Grim Reaper takes some time off.

  29. 29

    Re: tellin ya what I know
    Are you kidding me?

  30. 30

    What's with the grim reaper lately? Aye! He's crazy!

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  32. 32

    I loved his solo in "What Would You Say?". This is really sad.

  33. 33

    the tears are flowing but I know he's "sittin on top of the world with his legs hangin free". This is a sad day for all of us DMB'ers.

  34. 34

    This is SO sad. LeRoi was a remarkable saxophonist, and I loved the sound that he had. He'll be missed. A lot =(

  35. 35

    How sad… What a talented musican LeRoi was, he was one of my favorite saxophonist. The clarity of his tone, was outrageous, I dont think DMB will be the same. There is no one else on this planet as good as him. Coltrane, Johnny Hodges, Bird, LeRoi Moore….

  36. 36

    that is so sad, he seemed like a chill dude! poor fam fam

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  38. 38

    NOOOOO! he was so talented.

  39. 39

    and by the way the "first" thing is so fucking stupid. who cares?

  40. 40

    like seriously i agree black entertainers need to stop dying what the fuck. this is an epidemic! i love dmb too especially the sax

  41. 41

    WOW-sooo young. RIP Leroi

  42. 42

    RIP. EXTREMELY talented

  43. 43

    R.I.P. LeRoi. You were an amazing musician and person. I will miss you. The world is a little less musical today.

  44. 44

    Re: tellin ya what I know – are u serious? karma doesnt work like that. maybe an eye for an eye, not death for dumping shit on ppl.

  45. 45

    After 51 shows I can't believe that Roi is gone. He is going to be missed severely missed. An amazing saxaphonsit and an even more amazing human being. RIP

  46. 46

    Damn! He was so young. So sad. He made that band great.

  47. 47

    another black male entertainer dead? what's going on here lately?

  48. 48

    i feel like someone just crushed a piece of my heart. this band means so much to me, and to hear that leroi, my favorite member, is gone is just devastating. i can't imagine the hurt that his family and the DMB must feel. they have a show tomorrow night…i wonder if they'll still play? i'm anxious to see what they'll do for the future. i am gonna miss roi so much.

  49. 49

    wow.. this good people dying thing needs to stop… thats so sad

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  52. 52

    Wow - that accident happened right near me. It was reported locally that it was fairly serious, but he'd make a full recovery. The complications must have been awful.

  53. 53

    No.. this is horrible. :(

  54. 54

    ver sad. r.i.p.

  55. 55

    Awwww:) another black man what is going on I'm scared now :(

  56. 56

    Re: skankage – they have a show tonight, and TMZ is reporting they're going on with the show. :( I am beyond devastated by this news. I feel like I should call off work tomorrow because my friend just died.

  57. 57

    that's SO sad! RIP LeRoi!! :(

  58. 58

    that beyond totally fucking sucks. :( RIP!

  59. 59

    first bernie mac, then isaac hayes, now leroi? this really sucks! he was a bad ass saxophonist! we'll miss u!! :(

  60. 60

    Re: gdeeaz

    thank u!!

  61. 61

    So Sad, only 46

  62. 62

    Oh, isn't it strange
    How we move our lives for another day?
    Like skipping a beat
    What if a great wave should wash us all away?
    Just thinking out loud
    Don't mean to dwell on this dying thing
    But look at my blood
    It's alive right now,
    And deep and sweet within
    Pouring through our veins
    Intoxicate moving wine to tears
    And drinking it deep
    Then an evening spent dancing
    It's you and me…

    This love will open our world
    From the dark side we can see a glow of something bright
    Oh, there's much more than we see here
    Don't burn the day away

    Is this not enough?
    This blessed sip of life,
    Is it not enough?
    Staring down at the ground
    Oh, then complain and pray for more from above,
    You greedy little pig
    Stop, just watch your world trickle away
    Oh, it's your problem now
    It'll all be dead and gone in a few short years

  63. 63

    Re: Dmbdestiny

    i feel like my friend just died, too. wow. i didn't realize that until you said it. =(

  64. 64

    Just love will open our eyes
    Just love will put the hope back in our minds
    Much more than we could ever know
    Oh, so don't burn the day away
    Don't burn the day away

    Come sister, my brother
    Shake up your bones, shake up your feet
    I'm saying open up
    And let the rain come pouring in
    Wash out this tired notion
    That the best is yet to come
    But while you're dancing on the ground
    Don't think of when you're gone

    Love, love, love, what more is there?
    'Cause we need the light of love in here
    Don't beat your head
    Dry your eyes
    Let the love in there
    There's bad times
    But that's okay
    Just look for love in it

    And don't burn the day away…

  65. 65

    Look, here are we
    On this starry night, staring into space
    And I must say
    I feel as small as dust lying down here

    What point could there be troubling?
    Head down wondering what will become of me?
    Why concern "WHAT" we cannot see
    But no reason to abandon it
    The time is short but that's all right
    Maybe I'll go in the middle of the night
    Take your hands from your eyes, my love
    All good things must come to an end some time
    But don't burn the day away
    Don't burn the day away…

    Come sister, my brother
    Shake up your bones, shake up your feet
    I'm saying open up
    And let the rain come flooding in
    Wash out this tired notion
    That the best is yet to come
    But while you're dancing on the ground
    Don't think of when you're gone

    Love, love, love, what more is there?
    'Cause we need the light of love in here
    Don't beat your head
    Dry your eyes
    Let the love in there
    There're bad times
    But that's okay
    Just look for love in it

  66. 66

    My condolences to a great and very, very talented person. If there is a GOD why does he take the talented and leave us with some of the most untalented people on the planet? R.I.P Leroi Moore and thank you for some of the best solos that I've heard!

  67. 67

    sad sad sad. gonna burn one for you tonight. i just saw them in memphis a week ago. thank you for good music that takes me back to happy memories from back in the day.

  68. 68

    Re: Wheaties

    Thanks for that.

  69. 69

    When are the rest of them gonna die? cuz they SUCK!

  70. 70

    Re: mekmarti1313
    your comment is my favorite.

  71. 71

    It truly is a tragic day in music history. LeRoi you will be missed. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

  72. 72

    dont know who that is BUT good luck to his poor family

  73. 73

    I am so glad to see other dmb'rs here and commenting. i learned of this news a couple of hours ago and feel in shock. so sad. i've been a fan of dmb and leroi for the past 11 years. i cannot believe this happened. i also have to give a HUGE kudos to the band for performing tonight at staples in honor of leroi. wow. his music was so moving and beautiful and i'm sure he was an amazing man. he will be missed. my thoughts go out to the band, his family and friends. rip leroi.

  74. 74

    they just opened with Bartender at the Staples Center

  75. 75

    This is so sad…I have fallen in love to the sound of him playing the sax…I have gotten married to the tunes of this beautiful band…I have had the best times of my life listening to them live. I have listened to this music for my entire adult life, through good times and bad. Their songs have been the soundtrack to my life. I am so saddened by this news. May God be with him and his family and friends.

  76. 76

    Re: Wheaties

    nancies and antsmarching are both down, and i'm desperate for updates. please keep us posted.

  77. 77

    i'm a huge DMB fan and at our show earlier this summer Dave asked us all to send out our best wishes to LeRoi and his family…this was right after the accident and I am sadden to know we lost such a wonderful musician…My condolences to the Moore family and DMB..

  78. 78

    Re: skankage – go to the road section of dmband.com. The second song is proudest monkey

  79. 79

    Re: Dmbdestiny

    satellite next! oh my gosh. i'm sure someone will probably record this show…i really wish i could be there to help send good vibes to the band during this rough time. thanks for directing me there.

  80. 80

    oh no! Another lost talent… rip

  81. 81

    I knew someone who died from a 4-wheeling accident.. They're so dangerous and people do NOT take caution when riding them. They're an accident waiting to happen.
    I heard that the Dave Matthews Band played a concert TONIGHT.. if so, that's very disrespectful to his family and his fans.

  82. 82

    i'm listening to the songs along with the setlist updates.


    from CNN:

    Concertgoer Christian Tomas of Anaheim, California, said by telephone from the Staples Center that word of the death spread through the crowd before the show.

    "All of us are just really sad and down about it," said Tomas, a longtime fan. "But if Dave and the band decided to go on with the show, that means they know it was the right thing to do and Leroi would have wanted it."


    Can you imagine being in the crowd upon hearing of his death? I can't imagine a sadder crowd of people…like a funeral before the world even knew a death had occurred…

  83. 83

    sad news he will be missed

  84. 84

    Re: semicolon

    i have to disagree with you there. i think leroi would have definitely wanted the show to go on. if anything, i know he's in heaven, enjoying everything from the audience's level for the first time.

  85. 85

    So Sad…LeRoi you will be remembered for your music and spirit, Love you always

  86. 86

    My heart and soul aches with the sadness of LeRoi Moore's death. LeRoi has been so pivotal in the soundtrack of my life. The music of DMB has become so entwined and entrenched into my very being that certain songs call forth such an extreme emotion as to be felt physically. For every major milestone in my life there is a corresponding Dave Matthews Band song that so perfectly captures what I was going through at that time. Their music has helped me through many a difficult time and heralded some of my most joyous moments.
    REST IN PEACE LeRoi Moore, you will be greatly missed.

  87. gerri says – reply to this


    Gee, this makes me really sad! Talk about talent, gee!

  88. 88

    This is truly sad. I love DMB. RIP

  89. 89

    The Dave Matthews Band sucks miles of ass.

  90. 90

    who gives a fuck! i'm sorry but he is so not even revelant today? he died so sad goodbye….please save your breath, he never gave a shit about you so why give a shit about him?

  91. 91

    Re: mighty meade
    AMEN mighty meade!!!! I have been on www.weeklydavespeak.com forums posting for the past couple hours…chatting with others who are bawling like I have been. It's been comforting, but I think we crashed the site about 10 minutes ago :( So, so sad…tonights show will be one to remember…but without the heart of the band :(

  92. 92

    Dave announced LeRoi's death after Bartender. A few songs later he told the audience that it is easier to leave then to be left behind, the band then went into So Damn Lucky; there wasn't a dry eye in the house. I cannot imagine how the band has gotten the fortitude to perform tonight with their hearts so heavy with the loss of their friend and fellow bandmate.

  93. DALE says – reply to this


    The only bands that suck harder than "dave mathews band" are jonas.bro, and matchbox 20.

  94. 94

    If at all gods gaze upon us falls, it's with a mischievous grin…..

  95. 95

    Re: mighty meade

    i think the same thing. where are you getting these more specific updates of tonight's show?

  96. 96

    Re: skankage – I have several friends at the show who are calling me and texting me. Dave told the audience that they were playing "a bunch of Roi's favorites" and then went into The Maker. I am sad just getting the updates.

  97. 97

    I am devastated. Such an amazing musician. Not a good year for talented black men.
    RIP, LeRoi.

  98. 98

    I'm getting updates via text too….

    I wish I had gone to the concert - i need the therapy right now.

  99. 99

    i can honestly say, he was one of the most talented people in teh world, and that i feel privileged to have heard his gift shared with the world… my uttmost condolences

  100. 100

    RIP Roi We miss you :(

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