Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King has passed away at the age of 68. An official cause of death has yet to be revealed, but he had reportedly been battling lung cancer and had recently been hospitalized. R.I.P.
King’s family issued a statement on Facebook:
“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.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd founder Gary Rossington also commented:
“I’ve just found out about Ed’s passing and I’m shocked and saddened. Ed was our brother, and a great songwriter and guitar player. I know he will be reunited with the rest of the boys in Rock and Roll Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and his family.”
King was known for being one of co-writers of “Sweet Home Alabama.” He was also a founding member of Strawberry Alarm Clock as well.