If you've been paying attention to coverage of the death of Keith Emerson you probably know by now that he committed suicide. This was apparently prompted by health problems in his hands that were increasingly effecting his ability to play. Emerson had problems in the early '90s, but seemed to have gotten past them. But that was 20 years ago, when he was 50.
It made me think of this Rush song, one of their lesser known pieces, from 1982's album Signals. Ironically Rush themselves are currently trying to figure out their future as health problems make the rigours of touring hard on Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. We're going to be seeing this hit more and more rockers in the next few years.