Irrascible, a bit curmodgeonly and latterly the possessor of a vocal style that could only be described as "challenging". And only one complete leg. But a sublime guitarist and lyricist and always an absolute top turn.
1948 - 2009
Oh, and also goodbye to Billy Powell, one of the remaining original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and survivor of the plane crash that took Ronnie van Zandt and Steve Gaines in 1977. He's probably most familiar for the opening keyboard chords on Freebird.