King Is Dead-Long Live Lynyrd Skynyrd

Fans of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd are in mourning this week after the group’s former guitarist Ed King, who co-wrote their hit “Sweet Home Alabama,” passed away. He was 68 years old.

Fox News reported that King’s death was confirmed on his Facebook page by his family who said he passed away at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.

“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 family said in their statement “We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.”