Obituary: Guitarist Ronnie Montrose, Dead at 64
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:44:38
Ronnie Montrose, of Montrose fame, is dead. The classic rock guitarist died on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 64.
A touching and intimate post on his website read as follows, indicating that he suffered from cancer.
"A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose's 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn't take any of our love for granted. He passed today. He'd battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. We miss him already, but we're glad to have shared with him while we could."
Montrose was best known for his work in Montrose, which also featured Sammy Hagar. Montrose also worked with Van Morrison and was in the Edgar Winter Group.
Any Montrose fans out there care to share their fondness for Ronnie Montrose?