Initial findings indicate Gary Moore died of a heart attack
* February 8th, 2011 10:00 am ET
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Legendary guitarist Gary Moore passed away in the early morning hours this past Sunday while on vacation in Spain. On Monday officials revealed that initial post-mortem findings indicated Moore probably died of a heart attack.
The 58-year-old former Thin Lizzy guitarist was staying at the Kempinski Resort Hotel on the Costa del Sol with his girlfriend. Sources there say the pair had eaten sandwiches and burgers and drank champagne and brandy Saturday evening, and that there was nothing out of the ordinary about their demeanor. Moore's girlfriend called for paramedics around 4 AM Sunday after finding the guitarist unresponsive.
â€œHis death is not in any way suspicious," a police spokesman said Monday. "An inquiry has been opened to find the exact cause.â€ According to that inquiry, forensics experts have ordered further tissue samples to determine the exact cause of death.
Moore's brother Cliff and other relatives are in the Costa del Sol today, making preparations to fly his body home.