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
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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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