Posted by: George ()
Date: July 30, 2001 04:41PM

Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson, an original member of the southern rock band, has died. He was 49. A statement from Chipster Entertainment Inc., said Wilkeson died in his sleep, but did not provide other information on the cause of death. "It's very unfortunate, Leon was a very spirited, very nice guy, and we'll all miss him," said Dan Russo of Sanctuary Records, the band's label. Wilkinson survived several tragedies over the years. The band's chartered plane crashed on Oct. 20, 1977, killing lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and background singer Cassie Gaines. In 1987, founding member Allen Collins -- who was paralyzed after a car wreck -- died of complications from pneumonia.

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