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Former Lynyrd Skynyrd star Billy Powell has died at the age of 56. Powell passed away in his condo in Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday (27Jan09). The cause of death is not yet known.
The rocker was first hired to work as a roadie for the U.S. band in the 1970s but was recruited as a full-time keyboardist after impressing frontman Ronnie Van Zant by playing a version of the group's song Free Bird.
Lynyrd Skynyrd announced the news on the band's official website. The statement read: "A Great Loss - Beloved Pianist for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, Billy Powell, passed away last night. We will post more info shortly. The family and band request your respect and understanding during this difficult time. Thank you." (PAW/WNWCB/ZN)
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