Legendary Guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE Passes

March 3, 2012, 8 years ago

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On March 3rd, legendary rock guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE passed away, losing his five year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64 years old.

The following message has been posted on Montrose's official website:

"A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose's 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn't take any of our love for granted.

He passed today. He'd battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. We miss him already, but we're glad to have shared with him while we could."

Ronnie Montrose ~ 1947-2012

Back in October 2011, Montrose spoke to Fox News about the changing world of the music business prior to his concert at B.B. Kings in New York. Check out the footage below:

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