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Dan Toler, a guitarist best known for his run with the Allman Brothers Band in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away. He was 65 years old.

The musician died Monday due to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He had been suffering from the illness for two years.

Toler joined the famous group in 1979 and played with it on three albums.

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By the end of his life, however, the artist was unable to speak or play his beloved instrument.


“It is with great regret and sadness that our dear friend and loved one, Dan Toler, passed away peacefully in his sleep last night,” read a post on his Facebook yesterday.

“Future service to be announced. Please keep Debbie and the family in your prayers. We would also ask at this time that you would respect the family’s privacy. The Toler family thanks you for all your love and support.”