Ean Evans, Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist, Dies

Ean Evans, the bass player with Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. Evans had been with the band since 2001, when founding member Leon Wilkeson passed away. He was 48 years old.

Ean Evans, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Ean Evans played with Lynyrd Skynyrd through 2008, when he was first diagnosed with cancer. Evans had been playing with a band called the Outlaws when he was offered the gig. Evans was said to have studied the word of Wilkeson during his early years.

“Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans,” Lynynrd Skynyrd’s Web site now reads.

Evans’ death follows the loss of Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell just this past January.

Ean Evans Video

The following Ean Evans video shows him performing with Lynyrd Skynyrd prior to falling ill.

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