Tuesday 20 February 2018

Rock legend Moore leaves £2m estate

FORMER Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore left an estate worth more than £2m (€2.25m), according to probate records.

The Belfast-born star died of a suspected heart attack in February as he began a holiday in Spain.

Records released last week show that Moore's estate was worth £2.077m (€2.35m) but this was reduced after liabilities to a net figure of £1.021m (€1.155).

The High Court in England granted a temporary order allowing his executors power to run his companies, Orionstar and Bonuswise, pending a final settlement of his estate.

Moore, with an address in Hove, England, had two sons from a former marriage and a daughter from his relationship with Jo Rendle. It is not known if he left a will.

The 58-year-old had a successful solo career as a singer and guitarist but is best remembered for his time with Thin Lizzy.

He was asked to join Thin Lizzy in 1973 by singer Phil Lynott after the departure of founding member Eric Bell. Moore left after just four months, but rejoined in 1977 for Thin Lizzy's acclaimed 'Black Rose' album.

He collaborated with frontman Lynott again on hits including 'Parisienne Walkways' in 1979 and 'Out In The Fields' in 1985.

Moore continued to perform as a solo artist in recent years.

Bob Geldof paid tribute to Moore, describing him as "without question, one of the great Irish bluesmen".

Irish Independent

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