April 8, 2016 – Jimmie Van Zant, first cousin to the late Ronnie Van Zant of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd and front man of his own The Jimmie Van Zant Band died yesterday after battling liver cancer for several years.
On 31th of March his facebook announced that Jimmie Van Zant had entered hospice in his home state of Florida. He passed away at the age of 59 on 7th of April, according to an announcement posted to his Facebook page:
“It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that Jimmie Van Zant has passed away today holding his wife’s hand. His very close friends, Steve & Sue Prindel were alongside Jimmie & Zohra”
Jimmie Van Zant released three albums in his career, “The Jimmie Van Zant Band” (1996), “Southern Comfort” (2000) and “Feels Like Freedom” (2012).