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Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist Dies

5/7/2009 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ean Evans, the bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died after a long battle with cancer.

It's the second death in the storied band this year. In January, Billy Powell, the former keyboardist, also died.

In 1977 three band members died in a plane crash.

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