The American musical legend, Gary Robert Rossington passed away at 71 after being diagnosed with numerous heart problems. The renowned musician and songwriter was the last surviving original member of the American rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, formed in 1964. Apart from singing, he is also a lead guitarist of the southern rock band.
Gary Rossington, the surviving longest-serving original member of the band, has suffered numerous physical and mental health issues throughout his career. Most of them started after the singer met with a plane crash in 1977 that took the lives of the rest of his bandmates.
Check out the article to learn more about the musical legend who has dedicated his life to music. Also, you’ll get to see more about his personal life, relationships, net worth, and much more from this article.
Who Is Gary Rossington Wife Dale Krantz-Rossington?
Dale Krantz Rossington is the lead vocalist for Rossington Collins Band who got married to Gary Rossington in mid-1982. She even worked as the background vocalist for the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Prior to her marriage with Gary Rossington, she was married to Raymond Alan Watkins.
Dale Krantz is currently the background backup singer for the band but was once a full-throttle lead vocalist. According to her, it was her father who brought her and the rest of the family into music. She, along with her siblings was part of the church choir and loved music since childhood.
She is a graduate of music and took music seriously during her senior year in college. Dale Krantz, along with a friend from college started a group named Sweet Seasons which used to perform for the clubs and small events in their neighborhood.
During this period, she got to perform with many leading artists including 38 Special, Leon Russell, etc. And at the same time, the Lynyrd Skynyrd in the spring of ‘76 was searching for some background vocalists. She started working with them and after the 1977 plane crash, things went upside down. Months later, the band was restructured and she started singing with Gary and Allen.
Dale Krantz was known as “The First Lady of Southern Rock,” and has been a part of many live shows including 2003 The Vicious Cycle Tour, Decades Rock Live of 2005, etc. She got married to Gary on July 13, 1982, and the couple shares two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Rossington, and Annie, from their 41 years of marriage.
Gary Rossington’s Net Worth Before Death
The American musical legend was estimated to have around a net worth of $40 million at his death. As most of us know, he made a good fortune from his successful music career and his rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Gary Rossington’s Personal Life
The 71-year-old musician was born in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. on 04 December 1951, as Gary Robert Rossington. During his childhood, he was interested in baseball and wanted to play for the New York Yankees and he himself recalls how a good player he was in his childhood.
It was in his teenage years, he got familiarized with music and became interested in it, and gave up his baseball career. But, according to the reports, it was baseball which led to the formation of their band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Gary, Ronnie, and Bob knew each other from a young age as they played baseball together. And with their friendship, the legendary music band.
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