DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Allen Collins (aged 37)
-American musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Larkin Allen Collins Jr. (July 19, 1952 – January 23, 1990) was one of the founding members and guitarists of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and co-wrote many of the band’s songs with late frontman Ronnie Van Zant. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida.
DEATH: Allen Collins died on January 23, 1990, from chronic pneumonia, a complication of the paralysis; he is buried beside his wife in Jacksonville, Florida.