Legendary Mountain guitarist Leslie West has passed away at 75 years old. No cause of death has yet been revealed.
According to West’s brother Larry West Weinstein by way of Blabbermouth, West was reportedly “gravely ill and near death after his heart stopped, and that he was put on a ventilator” on December 21.
“I am asking for all your prayers,” Weinstein wrote in a since-deleted post. “[Leslie’s wife] Jenni is by his side in Florida but it’s not looking good. Thanks Jenni, he wouldn’t have made it this far without you.”
Thanks for the riffs, Leslie.
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