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    Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:22:31

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Dies - He was 56

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    Billy Powell, one of two surviving Lynyrd Skynyrd members from the band's pre-1977 lineup, died in his Florida home early Wednesday morning. The 56 year old called 911 at around 12:55 a.m. to report having trouble breathing, but CPR efforts were unable to resuscitate him from a suspected heart attack. A rescue crew pronounced Powell dead at 1:52 a.m.

    According to the Associated Press, an autopsy will not be performed.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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