What is tragic is that keyboardist Keith Emerson died earlier this year at the age of 71, to a suicide gunshot to the head. He was suffering from depression.
Only drummer Carl Palmer is alive from the trio.
Palmer made this statement on his Facebook page:
Greg's soaring voice and skill as a musician will be remembered by all who knew his music and recordings made with ELP and King Crimson. I have fond memories of those great years we had in the 1970s and many memorable shows we performed together.
Having lost Keith this year as well, has made this particularly hard for all of us. As Greg sang at the end of Pictures At An Exhibition, "death is life." His music can now live forever in the hearts of all who loved him.
December 8, 2016