Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead At 68

According to a post on Facebook, former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King died at his Nashville home on Wednesday, August 22.
King, 68, played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972-75 and 1987-1996 and co-wrote the Southern rock band’s classic “Sweet Home Alabama.”
King, a California native, was also a founding member of the psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock.
The following statement was released on King’s Facebook page:

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22nd, 2018.
We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.

In addition to co-writing “Sweet Home Alabama”, King also co-wrote songs such as “Saturday Night Special,” “Poison Whiskey,” “Mr. Banker,” “Swamp Music,” and many more.
via News Channel 5:

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 along with some of his Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmates. He was with the band from 1972 until 1975, and again from 1987 until 1996.
King left Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1996 due to congestive heart failure, and in 2011, King underwent a successful heart transplant.
In recent months, King had been battling cancer, and on Thursday, his family announced his death.

Ed King Cause of Death

Ed King, the former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist passed away due to cancer.

Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for having popularized the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.

Jacqueline Nicole Muller Photos: Full Story of California Teacher
Jacqueline Nicole Muller Photos: Full Story of California Teacher
  • 10678531520930918