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Current Events and Musings => Music => Topic started by: Nut44x4 on March 15, 2016, 05:22:18 PM

Title: Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboardist, Keith Emerson dead at 71
Post by: Nut44x4 on March 15, 2016, 05:22:18 PM

Keith Emerson's girlfriend says he killed himself because he feared disappointing his fans

 Mari Kawaguchi says Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboardist had nerve damage that had hampered his playing and left him "depressed, nervous and anxious"


13 Mar 2016

The girlfriend of Keith Emerson says the rock legend killed himself because nerve damage had left him unable to perform perfectly, and he agonised about the thought of disappointing his fans.

Mari Kawaguchi found the 71-year-old keyboardist and founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dead on Friday in the apartment the couple shared in Los Angeles.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer were one of the most popular progressive rock bands of the 1970s.

Ms Kawaguchi said Emerson planned to retire after the upcoming shows in Japan, but feared he would perform badly.