Gary Rossington, guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away.

Gary Rossington, the last living original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. He was 71 years old at the time.

The band announced the awful news on its official Facebook page. “It is with great sadness that we must inform you that we have lost our brother, friend, family member, songwriter, and guitarist, Gary Rossington, today,” the statement said.

“Gary is now in heaven with his Skynyrd brothers and family, playing it pretty, as always. Please keep Dale, Mary, Annie, and the entire Rossington family in your thoughts and prayers during this terrible time.”