Leslie West is the singer, and guitarist, died at 75. The artist’s death was announced by his brother, Larry West Weinstein, on his social media account.
“Boy, I beg your pardon, I was loosin’ mine” – Mississippi Queen, MOUNTAIN
2020 continues to take from us and be a terrible year. Musician Leslie West, known as the founding member and vocalist of the hard rock music band MOUNTAIN, died at the age of 75. It was announced that West’s heart had stopped.
On Monday, West was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack at his home near Daytona, Florida, where he never regained consciousness, after which his brother shared a post on Facebook.
Leslie West‘s brother, Larry West Weinstein, announced the death of the artist on his social media account. Larry West Weinstein stated that, despite all efforts, West’s ongoing treatment at the hospital, who was suddenly ill earlier this month, was inconclusive. “I am asking for all your prayers. 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. His heart gave out and he’s on a ventilator. He may not make it through the night. ”
The Legend of MOUNTAIN Passed Away
The band MOUNTAIN was formed in 1969 in Long Island, New York, and released three albums before disbanding in 1972. Performing at Woodstock in 1969, the band often reunited after their breakup. Mountain published several projects, including Avalanche in 1974, Go for Your Life in 1985, Man’s World in 1996, Mystic Fire in 2002, and Masters of War in 2007.
“Masters of War” album, consisting of covers of Bob Dylan, MOUNTAIN‘s latest studio album, was released in 2007. West continued to show under his own name in 2019.
The group’s best-known song, “Mississippi Queen”, reached #27 on ‘the Billboard Hot 100’ track chart in 1970.