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Original Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies in Car Crash

Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Bob Burns died Friday in a single-vehicle  crash in Georgia. Burns’ vehicle went off the road around 11:56 pm April 3rd, striking a mailbox and a tree.  According to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson, Burns was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Robert Burns was born on November 24, 1950 in Jacksonville, FL and co-founded Lynyrd Skynyrd as a teenager. He left the band in 1974, but sat in with them during their 2006 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Burns was 64.

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