Leon Wilkeson

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Leon Russell Wilkeson (2 April 1952 – 27 July 2001) was the bassist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 until his death in 2001. He is first on the left in above picture.


Birth Name

Leon Russell Wilkeson


Bass guitar, guitar


United States

Years active


Date Born

Wednesday, April 2, 1952

City Born

Newport, Rhode Island, US

Date Died

Tuesday, July 24, 2001

City Died

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, US


49 (at time of death)

Born 68 years ago.

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