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Nicky Moore, Lead Singer of Heavy Metal Band Samson, Dies

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K.J. Yossman Samson lead singer and heavy metal pioneer Nicky Moore has died (pictured above, far left). He was believed to be in his 70s.Moore’s death was confirmed on his official Facebook page, which said he died on Wednesday morning.

According to rock website Louder, he had been living with Parkinson’s Disease.“It is with immense sadness and almost unbearably heavy hearts that we have to let you all know that Nicky – a man larger than life in body and spirit – has sadly passed away this morning,” the statement reads. “A man that lived a thousand lifetimes in just one has decided he needed a rest.

Rest well, dear friend. We will all miss you x”Moore was born in Devon, U.K. on June 21, 1947. He began his musical career as a choirboy before moving to rock and eventually heavy metal.

He co-founded early 1970s band Hackensack before moving to Tiger and, most famously, joining Samson as its lead singer in 1981.

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