Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist and Songwriter Ed King Dies at 68

Ed King, the former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist who is credited as co-writer on the band’s greatest hit, “Sweet Home Alabama,” died at the age of 68 in Nashville, according to his Facebook page.

“It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 22nd, 2018,” the announcement reads. “We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.”

Band co-founder Gary Rossington confirmed the news on Twitter: