MOUNTAIN co-vocalist and guitarist Leslie West has passed away at age 75 with wife Jenni by his side in Florida today.
Dean Guitars confirmed the passing writing: “With a heavy heart, we are saddened to hear about the passing of Dean Artist and part of the Dean family, Leslie West.
“Legendary and one of a kind. Rest In Peace.”
Fellow heavy metal star Dee Snider took to Twitter to share his condolences, writing: “The final hours on this earth for the amazing Leslie West of Mountain. His voice and guitar will be silenced but his music will live forever.
“I am heartbroken. Prayers for him and his amazing wife, his rock, Jenni who is with him now.”
Leslie’s brother, Larry West Weinstein, also took to social media to share the news, and although the Facebook post has since been deleted, his commentary read: “I am asking for all your prayers. [Leslie’s wife] 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. May not make it through the night.”
An exact cause of death has not been reported at this time.