Gary Rossington, the last surviving original member of the band Lynyrd Skynrd, is dead at the age of 71.
The news was posted this evening on the band’s Facebook page
Rossington was responsible of the slide guitar lead for the classic rock anthem “Free Bird”
He was a survivor of the 1977 plane crash that killed several members of the group. In recent years he has been dealing with a number of heart issues.
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