Fans were devastated last Friday when keyboardist Keith Emerson, co-founder of the seminal progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer was found dead by his longtime partner. Now, the coroner has made an announcement that has Emerson’s loyal fans even more upset.
According to Fox News, Los Angeles coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter has just ruled that the 71 year-old rocker killed himself by shooting himself in the head. Winter added that he also found signs of a heart condition in Emerson.
Emerson, drummer Carl Palmer and vocalist/guitarist Greg Lake were megastars of progressive rock in the 1970s, recording six platinum-selling albums. Emerson will be missed by millions of his adoring fans!
Please keep Emerson’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.