Summary: bass player of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd for the past several years who joined the band in 2001 after the death of its longtime bassist Leon Wilkeson, in which the band was one of South's most popular rock groups in the 1970's known for such hits as Free Bird, What's Your Name, and especially Sweet Home Alabama, a top 10 hit in 1974, but three of its original members, including lead singer Ronnie van Zant, were killed in a plane crash in 1977.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: September 16, 1960
Died: May 6, 2009
Location: Columbus, Mississippi