GARY MOORE's Grave In 'Sorry State'

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Gary Moore fans have expressed concerns over the "sorry state" of his grave, saying that the legendary guitarist's final resting place looks "neglected."

Moore suffered a heart attack brought on by a massive amount of alcohol he consumed prior to being found dead in bed at a luxury hotel in Spain in February 2011 and was put to rest in Saltdean, East Sussex.

However, the only sign that it's Moore's grave is a small brown cross stating "Gary Moore 1952-2011" and a few items left behind by fans, the Belfast Telegraph reports. (See photo of Moore's grave at

Local resident Irene Campbell told the paper she would prefer to see a bigger signification at the resting place, explaining, "When I went to look for Gary Moore's grave at the parish church, it took me ages to find. Having been to Pere Lachaise in Paris recently and visited Jim Morrison's grave, I was expecting some sort of original memorial, maybe a guitar in stone. Just as I was giving up I found it tucked away against a back wall with no obvious markings. The little black scarf draped on the cross probably was what caught my eye. The grave was not delineated or looked after — there were lots of fallen leaves not swept up. I was really disappointed and thought it looked neglected."

Moore's family spokesman issued a statement to the paper explaining that adverse weather conditions were to blame for the delay in erecting a headstone.

"A headstone is currently being made, as arranged by Gary's family," said the spokesman. "It does take some time for the ground, following a burial, to settle and to be able to support a headstone or memorial piece. But with the continuing wet weather, this has added to the time that the ground is taking to settle."


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