Monday, February 27, 2012

Gary Moore: Night of heavy drinking before he died

Test results have been released that confirm former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore died last February from a heart attack following a night of heavy drinking.

The Telegraph reports Moore drank enough alcohol to put himself nearly five times over the drink-drive limit.

The musician suffered a heart attack brought on by the massive amount of booze he knocked back at the start of a sunshine holiday, the studies showed.

Moore had 380mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood in his system, more than 30mg the amount associated with fatalities, and just short of the 416mg Amy Winehouse had in her body when she died surrounded by three empty vodka bottles.

The legal limit for driving in the UK is 80mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood.

In most European countries, including Spain - where drink-drink limits are lower - Moore would have been nearly eight times over the permitted amount to drive.

The tests also revealed the guitarist, found dead in bed at a luxury Costa del Sol hotel last February, had abused alcohol for years.

No traces of any illegal drugs were found in his body.

Moore died at the Kempinski Resort Hotel in Estepona hours after starting a six-day holiday with his girlfriend.

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