Ed King  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Ed King (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead at 68

August 23, 2018

Ed King, who played guitar in Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1996, died Wednesday, August 22nd at his home in Nashville. The co-writer of Sweet Home Alabama was 68.

King left the band in 1996 due to congestive heart failure, and in 2011 he underwent a heart transplant. In recent months he had been treated for cancer. He is the ninth member of the Skynyrd family to pass.

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