Synth Wizard and Keyboardist extraordinaire. Founder of The Nice and one of founders of Emerson, Lake & Palmer has passed away from what TMZ reports as a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Emerson had been dealing with depression from a degenerative nerve disorder for some time in his right hand that has limited his playing down to only eight fingers and was progressively getting worse. Known as the Jimi Hendrix of keyboards his flamboyant approach to playing inspired many future musicians to be more out going on keys as well as one of the main players to use the Moog synthesizer and help make it a household name in Prog Rock. When all you know is to play, perhaps losing that gift is something that he just couldn’t bear the loss of and chose to end his life. A sad ending for an extraordinary musician. R.I.P. Keith Emerson.