This Dec. 1, 2006 file photo shows Larry-Douglas Embury at the keys of the Fox Theatre s Might Mo organ.
Photo: Photo courtesy of Larry-Douglas Embury
Photo: Photo courtesy of Larry-Douglas Embury

Longtime Fox Theatre organist ‘will be greatly missed’

The Fox Theatre lost its organist Friday, when Larry-Douglas Embury died at home.

Embury had the “best gig in the world” for more than 15 years. A native of Canada, Embury brought a long musical tradition to the job.

His work included various assignments as a church organist, concerts, accompaniments and commissions. The chance to play the historic organ on a regular basis had been a highlight, he previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“His passion for the theatre and the Fox Theatre’s Moller Organ, ‘Mighty Mo,’ touched the lives of countless patrons over the past two decades,” the theatre said in an emailed statement. “Our hearts go out to Mr. Embury’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the Fox Theatre.”

The schedule for services is not yet known.

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