Ronnie Montrose’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 29, 1947

Death Date

Mar 3, 2012

Age of Death

64 years

Cause of Death

Gunshot Wound



The guitarist Ronnie Montrose died at the age of 64. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Rock guitarist who has worked with artists like Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, and Marc Bonilla.

His wife Leighsa Montrose was also his manager.



But it has been a long process because I’m kind of a renaissance person.


I don’t recall getting a first guitar.


I had prostate cancer that, for me, was debilitating. I didn’t touch a guitar for two years, but when I realized I was seeing the light at the end of the recovery tunnel and was going to live pain-free, I realized again that it was a fun little instrument to play.


It was very satisfying knowing I could come in not really knowing what I was going to do, and at the end of the session feeling that I’d really done interesting guitar work and knowing that I’d really contributed to the music.


I’m pursuing soundtrack work in the southern California area and down the line I plan to make a moody, intense acoustic album. Not all acoustic, but an acoustic – oriented guitar record that I’ve already written most of the material for.