Died famous American musician, guitarist of the group Lynyrd Skynyrd 69-year-old Ed King. This is reported on his Facebook page. The cause of the death of the musician is not called, however, according to Rolling Stone, King fought with lung cancer and was recently hospitalized.
“With great regret, we are reporting the death of Ed King, who died at his home in Nashville, and we thank the friends and fans of the musician for their love and support,” the report said.
Ed King gained fame as co-author of the song Sweet Home Alabama, which in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed on the 396th place of its list of “500 greatest songs of all time”. King as part of Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2006 was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The musician was a member of Thee Sixpence, Incense & Peppermints, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Recall, this is not the first loss in recent years. Recently it became known about the death of the participant of the famous heavy metal band Huntress Jill Janus, she was 44 years old. The police consider the version of the suicide, since recently the actress suffered from a mental disorder and had suicidal tendencies.