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Ronnie Van Zant
Birth: Jan. 15, 1948
Duval County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1977
Amite County
Mississippi, USA

Musician. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the lead singer and a founding member of the 1970s Southern rock band "Lynyrd Skynyrd". Together with guitarist Allen Collins, he co-wrote many of the band's hit songs to include "The Ballad of Curtis Loew", "Sweet Home Alabama", , "Mr. Saturday Night Special" and "Freebird". On October 20, 1977, with band members Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, he was killed when the band's chartered flight to Baton Rouge crashed due to mechanical problems in west Mississippi. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Plane crash
Jacksonville Memory Gardens *
Orange Park
Clay County
Florida, USA
Plot: In front of the main office, just at the left side of the fork at the main entrance off Blanding Blvd
*Former burial location
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
When I think of freedom I always think about you Ronnie...I miss you deeply...You are an eternal fire in my heart.The words and the music will always matter to me as well as countless others. It's been 38 years...yet it hardly seems any time ago at all......(Read more)
- Tonya A. Johnson
 Added: Nov. 15, 2015

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