Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Passes
January 28, 2009 at 1:28 PM (PT)
BILLY POWELL, pianist for LYNYRD SKYNYRD, has passed away. An article in the TENNESSEAN reports that ORANGE PARK, FL POLICE Lt. MARK CORNETT says POWELL called 911 at around 12:55a (ET) this morning (1/28) saying he was having trouble breathing. Rescue crews performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at 1:52a (ET).
POWELL missed an cardiac doctor appointment yesterday (1/27) and authorities suspect that he had a heart attack. The band will be cancelling their upcoming shows until further notice.
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