Former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ed King, passes away at his Nashville home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Ed King, the former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd, has died at his home in Nashville.

He was 68.

King's family made the announcement in a Facebook post, ending with 'We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career."

The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and helped write iconic songs such as, "Sweet Home Alabama."

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

King was also an original member of the California psychedelic group Strawberry Alarm Clock, which had a hit with "Incense and Peppermints" in 1967.

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