Legendary American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose died earlier today (Saturday, March 3) after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64 years old.
Montrose‘s official web site has been updated with the following message:
“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.”
In a September 2011 interview with North County Times, Montrose revealed that he didn’t pick up his guitar for…