The singer of the legendary 70’s rock band ‘Mountain,’ Leslie West has died at the age of 75 due to cardiac arrest.
The band’s most memorable song ‘Mississippi Queen’ became a well known rock n’ roll anthem.
As The New York Post reports:
Leslie West, who kicked out towering jams (with a towering hairdo) in foundational classic-rockers Mountain, has died at 75, his publicist confirmed to The Post.
West suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on Monday and was hospitalized, never regaining consciousness, reported Rolling Stone.
On Tuesday, his brother, Larry West Weinstein, wrote on Facebook that West’s heart stopped and he had been put on a ventilator, according to the LA Times.
He is survived by his wife Jenni Maurer, whom he married onstage at a 2009 concert commemorating the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.