Jimmie Van Zant, a Southern rocker whose cousins are Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Donnie Van Zant of 38 Special, has died after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 59 years old.
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According to the Daily Banner, Jimmie had been in hospice care in Florida when he passed and had been waiting on a liver transplant for a number of years. An online funding campaign had been established to help raise money, and there had been several benefit concerts for him, as well.
Van Zant had released three albums in his career, The Jimmie Van Zant Band (1996), Southern Comfort (2000) and Feels Like Freedom (2012). You can watch the video for “Unfinished Life” above.
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