Songwriter and guitarist Gary Rossington has died at age 71.

Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist, dead at 71

Published on March 6, 2023 at 9:56 am

The last founder of the Jacksonville-based rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd died Sunday, according to a statement put out by the band’s official Facebook account.

Songwriter and guitarist Gary Rossington was 71.

The band did not say how Rossington died but he suffered from a number of heart problems over the years.

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