Name: Kevin Hugh Moore.
Died: January 23, 2019.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Kevin was a talented musician and composer who attended Winston-Salem’s UNC School of the Arts. In high school, he conducted Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” entirely from memory, without ever looking at the music. He didn’t graduate from high school; instead, he got a GED and went on to study computer programming at a technical college.
He played oboe and English horn professionally in several major orchestras in Virginia and North and South Carolina. He started a publishing company and arranged custom orchestral pieces for ballet companies and orchestras. He also invented a new kind of shaper for oboe and English horn reeds.
He was blunt and honest, always saying exactly what he thought, a trait that caused some people to dislike him, while others found it refreshing to always know where they stood with him. He had a wry sense of humor.
Kevin’s life was not trouble-free, though; he struggled with anxiety and depression and spent some time homeless before being placed in an apartment by social services.
Kevin and another man, Lewis Franklin Humphrey, were found stabbed to death in Kevin’s apartment. Police arrested five suspects and charged four, but Kevin’s family still doesn’t know why they did what they did. They know Kevin met them at a soup kitchen for the homeless and had invited them over to share his apartment. Perhaps they saw Kevin as an easy target; or perhaps it was because he was gay. The investigation is ongoing, and the family still searching for answers.
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