Sad news this evening. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington has passed away.
Sunday night the band shared the news of Facebook:
"It is with our deepest sympathy and sadness that we have to advise, that we lost our brother, friend, family member, songwriter and guitarist, Gary Rossington, today."
"Gary is now with his Skynyrd brothers and family in heaven and playing it pretty, like he always does."
"Please keep Dale, Mary, Annie and the entire Rossington family in your prayers and respect the family’s privacy at this difficult time."
Rossington was Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member.
No cause of death has been given. He was 71 years old.