Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Billy Powell Keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd dead at 56

After the death of Stooges' Ron Ashton it's with great sadness that we've heard that Billy Powell , keyboard player in Lynyrd Skynyrd died of a suspected heart attack at his home in Prange Park , Florida.
Powell, who has a history of heart problems, called 911 emergency at about 12:55 am because he was having trouble breathing. When rescue crews arrived they tried to perform CPR but were unsuccessful in reviving the 56-year-old, reports the Associated Press.
He 's the fifth member of Lynyrd Skynyrd to die after Ronnie Van Zant , Steve Gaines , Allen Collins & Leon Wilkeson.

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