Ed King

Sep 14, 1949 – Aug 22, 2018 (Age 68)


Guitarist Ed King (1949 – 2018) was a member of the legendary Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd for their first three albums. King co-wrote the classic rock song "Sweet Home Alabama" and created the iconic guitar riff that opens the song. He died at the age of 68. For full coverage and obituary, click here.

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You were my inspiration and I love you brother! Thank you for all the great music! You will be missed by all! You were indeed a southern rocker ! Southern California as you once said! Keep the angels

Missing you Ed.
Thanks for sharing with me.
You were a wonderful human being and Im sure an even better angel.
Rest easy.

Ed was a good guy, he didn't think he was above a guy like me, a fan. He told me on facebook that if it weren't for folks like me he wouldn't have had a job and thanked me! That's class that people forgot long ago. We chatted several times over the last few years online and he was just a helluva nice guy. I saw Ed play 3 times with Skynyrd and he always seemed to pick his heart out for the band. He put the Rock with the Roll... pick on Brother....

I love ya man, RIP

Although I never met you I always heard you 1 2 3 forever THANX ED

I went to high school with Ed, who would have known I was brushing shoulders with his greatness.

His legacy would be remembered and appreciated for people of all ages; songs like Sweet Home Alabama is the vivid example of it. I join many in expressing my sincere condolences for your loss. Although words can not ease the pain, our Heavenly Father understand what you are going through and He becomes your Stronghold to endure, as you all cherish the great moments enjoyed with Ed King.

So sorry. Great musician.