Scotty Moore, the guitarist who helped Elvis Presley become the King of Rock and Roll, has died at his home in Tennessee, a representative says. He was 84 years old.
Moore had been in poor health in recent months and passed away at his home in Nashville on Tuesday, a friend told local media. His official Facebook page also confirmed his passing but provided no information about a cause of death.
“I’m very sorry to have to report that Scotty Moore died early today,” the Facebook post said. “At this time I have no more details to share but will as soon as I can. We want to thank you all for your understanding at this time.”
Moore was ranked 29th in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He continued to play with Presley before he rose to fame and was the lead guitar for wildly popular solos such as “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Jailhouse Rock” and “Hound Dog”.
Moore was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
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