Original Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies in Car Crash

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The original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer died in a car crash on Friday night.
Georgia State Patrol Spokesman James Tallent told CNN that Robert "Bob" Burns Jr.'s car hit a mailbox and a tree in Cartersville, Georgia before midnight.
Burns, 64, was a founding member of the band that created the hits, "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird."
He left the band in the early 1970s.
In 2006, he performed with the band when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was most recently in a Lynyrd Skynrd tribute band called Artimus Pyle.
On the group's Facebook page, Gary Rossington remembered his friend and fellow band member.
"Today I'm at a loss for words but I just remember Bob being a funny guy," Rossington said. "My heart goes out to his family and God bless him and them in this sad time. He was a great great drummer."

Well, today I'm at a loss for words, but I just remember Bob being a funny guy. He was just so funny, he used to do...

Posted by Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday, April 4, 2015
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