AUTOPSY

Ronnie Montrose’s Death Ruled Suicide

A coroner has ruled rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose’s death a suicide, a month after he passed away from what his agent said were complications from prostate cancer. Montrose, 64, was found dead in his living room on March 3, having shot himself. The guitarist, who played with influential musicians like Van Morrison and Boz Scaggs before forming his own band in 1973, allegedly suffered from depression for much of his life. His family has released a statement saying that Montrose was “tormented” and asked that the public understand “why we wanted to keep this news a private family matter as long as possible.”