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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Huge fan, and Ed was one of the best guitarists and song writers in the world. Your in good company up in Rock and roll heaven brother. Thanks for all of the tunes!

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Thank you for the music and Rest In Peace

I enjoyed your music for decades. Thank you for everything and God bless.

I extend heartfelt condolences to Ed King's family. I recently began to watch videos where Ed talked about his career. It is obvious he was a very talented and you could tell he had a kind and approachable personality. He will not be forgotten.

God bless you Ed, it was a awesome concert every time you played!

Ed King was a great guitarist and a quality human being. I find myself lately going to his Facebook posts and YouTube videos to hear him discuss guitars and show all of us how to play some of his iconic riffs. A sincerely kind and humble man.

R.I.P. Ed, thanks for sharing your heart & soul with us through your amazing talent,, you will long be missed brother.

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