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On August 25, 2008, antmarching.org announced the viewing and funeral services for LeRoi Moore. On Tuesday, August 26, 2008, there was a private viewing held at First Baptist Church with funeral services scheduled for today at 11 a.m.

There is a guest book that you can sign on the Charlottesville, NC DailyProgress.com site. I went ahead and signed the guest book as my way of paying tribute to a really great musician. Also on the DailyProgress.com site, you will find LeRoi’s obituary.

If you wish, take a moment to browse both sites (antsmarching.org and the DailyProgress.com) to learn more about the Dave Matthews Band and LeRoi Moore.

Rest in peace, LeRoi. You will be missed.

Leroi Moore

Leroi Moore

As most of you know, Bruce and I are huge fans of the Dave Matthews Band. We were in Pullman, WA when we heard about Leroi’s death. Needless to say, we were both in shock and disbelief.

We have been going to their concerts here at the Gorge at least since 2002. (Bruce has gone longer than I have) This is the first year that we will NOT be going to their concert at the Gorge this summer. (We chose not to go this year due to many other activities this summer and could not fit this into our schedule)

Bruce and I are saddened by the sudden loss of such a key member of the band. It will be hard to imagine what the band will sound like and what they will do in the future. However, I think that Dave Matthews summed it up the best from his quote/excerpt from their site davematthewsband.com

“There’s no place I’d rather be than here with you guys right now.” We cherish special memories of our lost friend. Tonight, Dave told a story about LeRoi at a bar in Virginia where the cash register was near the stage and LeRoi leaned on the register because “standing had become a chore”. Roi proceeded to play the most beautiful version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Dave said, “that was the day I fell in love with him. And I’m still in love with him.” It’s safe to say we all were in love with him. “It’s always easier to leave, than to be left.”

Rest in peace Leroi, you will be dearly missed!

RIP – Tribute to Leroi Moore video:

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