Gary Rossington A Guitarist Of Lynyrd Skynyrd Passed Away At The Age Of 71

Gary Rossington

Gary Rossington, a well-known musician, and songwriter, died on March 5, 2023, at the age of 71. His death cause has not yet been revealed. Gary was best known as a member of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, who paid tribute to him on Facebook with the following message:

“We regret to inform you that Gary Rossington, our brother, friend, family member, songwriter, and guitarist, died today. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Gary is now playing it pretty in heaven with his Skynyrd brothers and family, as he always does. Please keep Dale, Mary, Annie, and the entire Rossington family in your prayers during this difficult time, and respect the family’s privacy.”

Neal Schon, a musician, also expressed his sorrow by posting a photo of Rossington with the caption:

“This image brings back many wonderful memories of their early Journey. They took us under their wing, and the chemistry with their audience worked very well, as we always got strong encores in front of them. My heartfelt condolences go out to Gary Rossington’s entire family. God bless you, brother.”

Gary Rossington made a lot of money during his prosperous tenure with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Gary Rossington rose to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He contributed to the majority of their albums, which helped him amass a large fortune from album sales. Gary’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million by CelebrityNetWorth. Rossington enjoyed playing baseball as a child, which is how he met Ronnie Van Zant and Bob Burns, players of the Jacksonville baseball teams. The trio got together one afternoon and almost immediately decided to form a band called The Noble Five, which was later renamed The One Percent and then Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1969.

Gary Rossington

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first album, (Pronounced ‘Lh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) was released in 1973 and peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard 200. Second Helping, Nuthin’ Fancy, Gimme Back My Bullets, Street Survivors, The Last Rebel, Twenty, Christmas Time Again, God & Guns, and other albums followed. Gimme Three Steps, Sweet Home Alabama, Saturday Night Special, That Smell, Truck Drivin’ Man, Smokestack Lightning, Preacher Man, Still Unbroken, Simple Life, and other hits were also released by the band.

Gary Rossington

Gary formed the Rossington Collins Band in the 1980s, which included Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, Dale Krantz, Barry Lee Harwood, and Derek Hess. From 1979 to 1982, the band was active. He also formed The Rossington Band, which only released three albums before disbanding in 1988.