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Fans Voice Gary Moore Grave Concern

Monday, August 13th 2012 12:30

Fans suggest that the late guitarist's final resting place is in a bad state

Gary is buried in Saltdean, East Sussex, but, say the Belfast Telegraph, fans are a little concerned over the "sorry state" of his grave.

At the moment the only indication of Gary's resting place is a small wooden cross with a handful of fans' dedications and a small plaque which says "Gary Moore 1952-2011"

Local fan Irene Campbell told the Telegraph: "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.

Although she did add "I do know you have to wait for a year before erecting a permanent memorial and therefore, as it is only 17 months since his death, an appropriate memorial may well be being carved out as we speak.”

And confirming that this is the case, a statement issued to the Belfast Telegraph from a spokesman for Moore’s family blamed adverse weather conditions for the delay in erecting a headstone.

A spokesman said: "A headstone is currently being made, as arranged by Gary’s family. 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.”

Moore family also have other plans to keep Gary's memory alive, including the commissioning of his official biography.

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