RIP, Bob Burns. Fans of the late Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer took to Twitter to mourn Bob’s tragic death, after news broke that he was tragically killed in a car crash in Georgia on April 3. Here’s how fans are reacting to the sad news.
Fans are devastated to hear that Bob Burns, one of the original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, lost his life in a single car accident in Cartersville, Georgia on April 3. The drummer, who was 64 years old, is remembered and missed by many fans of the legendary southern rock band.
Bob Burns’ Death: Fans Mourn Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer On Twitter
As one of the band’s founding members, Bob will always be a part of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Though he left the band in 1974, fans without a doubt remember his talent and contribution to the iconic band, known for their hits “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird.” Here’s how fans are responding to the sad news of his death.
Condolences to the family of Bob Burns. Early drummer for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band. Rest in peace Buddy
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) April 4, 2015
R.I.P Bob Burns. Founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd,I’m gonna miss you old buddie. pic.twitter.com/xNnH0Hf4gk
— Roger Bruce (@rdbruce542) April 4, 2015
Sad news i just heard the original drummer for my favorite band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a car crash last night RIP MR BOB BURNS.. — john mcguoirk (@mcg222) April 4, 2015
RIP Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Bob Burns. We have lost so many classic musicians lately :/ — Josh Decker (@guitarpianodude) April 4, 2015
It’s a sad day in rock n roll history.. Bob Burns, (original drummer for lynyrd skynyrd) was killed in a car crash. Fly high Free Bird
— ☯MasonBennett☯ (@m_bennett22) April 4, 2015
Skynyrd loses another original member. RIP Bob….God Bless! http://t.co/NwOHhTOdD9
— Bruce Wall (@bwall1551) April 4, 2015
RIP Bob Burns legendary original Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, gone so soon to the rock n roll heaven! http://t.co/Sa1rabYzHz
— Keith Bates (@colakeith) April 4, 2015
RIP Bob Burns. Original drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
— Brian Baker (@brianbaker79) April 4, 2015
“For I must be traveling on now ‘Cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see.” Bob Burns, Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, http://t.co/BGECmMThS2
— Marie ᔪᐋᓐ (@Qallunette) April 4, 2015
Bob Burns Dead: Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies
Bob passed away while on his way to Tower Ridge Road in Bartow County Georgia, as HollywoodLife.com previously reported. He reportedly approached a curve in the road and left his side of the roadway, causing him to hit a mailbox and tree. The musician was reported to not be wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, which happened around 11:56PM.
Our thoughts remain with Bob’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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— Julianne Ishler