Keith Emerson Dead - Musician Dies of Apparent Suicide at 71
Keith Emerson, the keyboardist and one of the founding members of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, has died at age 71.
The rocker died on Thursday night (March 10) and it has been reported that he was found with a single gunshot wound to the head and his death will be investigated as a suicide.
Keith was reportedly struggling with depression as he was suffering from a degenerative nerve issue in his right hand, which had been taking a toll on his piano playing skills, according to TMZ.
“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,” a rep for Keith‘s band wrote on Facebook.