(hennemusic) Ronnie Montrose Dies After Long Cancer Fight was a top 12 rock story of March 2012: Legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose died Saturday following a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64 years old.
Ronnie's website 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." more on this story