Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist, Ed King, has died at the age of 68. He joined the band in 1972 to allow the band to have their three-guitar sound. King died Wednesday (August 22nd) in Nashville, TN. He was 68 years old, his cause of death is not yet specified, however he has been battling lung cancer and was recently hospitalized for the disease.
King’s Facebook was updated with a message confirming his passing saying, “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.”
King was credited for co-writing “Sweet Home Alabama” with Lynyrd Skynyrd, he also co-wrote Skynyrd classics including “Saturday Night Special” and “Workin’ for MCA.” Music Mayhem sends our condolences to Lynyrd Skynyrd and King’s friends and family. Rest in Peace Ed King.