"Keith Emerson died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police confirmed on Friday afternoon. He was 71.
“At about 1.15 a.m. [PT], officers were called to his home on the 400 Marine Avenue block of Santa Monica, and his body was found with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” Sgt. Camarena of the Santa Monica Police told TheWrap.
“His death is being investigated as a possible suicide.”
The body of the Emerson, Lake and Palmer founding member and keyboardist was discovered by his live-in girlfriend, who has not yet been named by police."