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 Ronnie Van Zant

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Ronnie Van Zant

  • Birth 15 Jan 1948 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Death 20 Oct 1977 Gillsburg, Amite County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial 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
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  • Memorial ID 1057

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

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1057
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ronnie Van Zant (15 Jan 1948–20 Oct 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1057, citing Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .