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Ronnie Montrose's death ruled as suicide by the County Coroner's Office report

Despite battled clinical depression for much of his life, he failed in recovering and dealing with his personal demons. More, the toxicology report found that Montrose's blood-alcohol level was at 0.31% at the time of his death, but no other drugs were found in his system.

One month after the death of the 64-year-old famed rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose on March 3rd, the San Mateo County Coroner's Office reportedly ruled it as a suicide on April 6th, confirming the gunshot wound he had suffered was self-inflicted. Despite battled clinical depression for much of his life, he failed in recovering and dealing with his personal demons. A toxicology report found that Montrose's blood-alcohol level was at 0.31% at the time of his death, but no other drugs were found in his system.


Meanwhile, his family took to his website to post the following message:


By now, the devastating truth of Ronnie's death is public knowledge. We hope you can understand why we wanted to keep this news a private family matter for as long as possible. We can only hope that you will choose to celebrate Ronnie's life, and what his music meant to you, rather than mourn his passing. Ronnie would have wanted it that way. He loved being a guitarist, a composer, a producer, and a creator of magic. He fully understood his gifts, and yet he constantly pushed himself to evolve, improve, and make better music. He did this for himself, and he did this for you, because he adored and appreciated his fans. Please keep his energy, his joy, and his love in your hearts.

Please note that there will be no more statements from the Montrose family at this time. We ask that you respect the family's privacy.


 
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