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Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist dies at Florida home

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) - A keyboardist for the southern rock
band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died at his northeast Florida home.

Orange Park Police Lt. Mark Cornett says 56-year-old keyboard
player Billy Powell called 911 about 12:55 a.m. Wednesday saying he
was having trouble breathing. Rescue crews performed CPR, but he
was pronounced dead at 1:52 a.m.

Cornett says no foul play is suspected and an autopsy will not
be performed.

He says Powell missed a Tuesday appointment with his doctor for
a cardiac evaluation. A heart attack is suspected.

Powell was one of two surviving band members who were with the
group before a 1977 plane crash that killed three of its members.


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