Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Dies

Posted Jan 28th 2009 10:45AM by TMZ Staff

Billy Powell — the former Lynyrd Skynyrd roadie-turned-keyboardist — died last night in Jacksonville, Florida.

Powell was 56.

The band posted the following note on their website:

A Great Loss — Beloved Pianist for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, Billy Powell, passed away last night. We will post more info shortly. The family and band request your respect and understanding during this difficult time. Thank you.

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3 Responses to “Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Dies”

  1. bigdraws Says:

    RIP. Had to be related to his weight. The guy was huge.

  2. tupelotalk Says:

    You know he survived the plane crash in Mississippi back in the seventies

  3. bigdraws Says:

    Yeah, I saw a documentary on them one time. Chilling story that guy told.

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