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Ronnie Van Zant
Birth: Jan. 15, 1948
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1977
Gillsburg
Amite County
Mississippi, USA

Musician. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the lead singer and a founding member of the 1970s Southern rock band "Lynyrd Skynyrd". Together with guitarist Allen Collins, he co-wrote many of the band's hit songs to include "The Ballad of Curtis Loew", "Sweet Home Alabama", , "Mr. Saturday Night Special" and "Freebird". On October 20, 1977, with band members Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, he was killed when the band's chartered flight to Baton Rouge crashed due to mechanical problems in west Mississippi. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Plane crash
 
Burial:
Jacksonville Memory Gardens *
Orange Park
Clay County
Florida, USA
Plot: In front of the main office, just at the left side of the fork at the main entrance off Blanding Blvd
*Former burial location
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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He was moved to another cemetery after grave robbers came in.I'm thinking he is in west Jax from what I've heard but do not know specific location. I was told this year's ago by my friend Gene who was a band member from the plane crash.. Maybe check Jax l...(Read more)
- Jacquelyn F Lain
 Added: Jul. 22, 2016
fly high free bird xoxox
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 20, 2016
RVZ never-forgotten, as the flowers indicate... Been listenin' to his band all day and still amazed at their music, talent, and, sadly, what the plane crash deprived us of... RIP, tough guy.
- PPalacios, Skynyrd Fan
 Added: Jul. 15, 2016
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