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Bob Burns Dead: Fans Mourn Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer

Sat, April 4, 2015 2:23pm EDT by 3 Comments

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 Burnsone 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.

Bob Burns Dead: Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies

Bob passed away while on his way to Tower Ridge Road in Bartow County Georgia, as 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.

HollywoodLifers, let us know your favorite Bob Burns songs, performances and memories below.

— Julianne Ishler