Ed was awesome. He's undoubtedly most famous for coming up with and writing the main guitar intro to Sweet Home Alabama. I can't think of many more iconic guitar licks. I have followed his personal profile on Facebook for years where he was VERY active and interactive with the fans, myself included. I knew when he disappeared from it a few days ago that it wasn't good since his ongoing heart issues were well known. Skynyrd is one of my favorite bands. Sad to think that Ronnie, Allen, Leon, Steve, Bob, Billy, and now Ed are all gone. Aside from Gary Rossington the entire founding band is gone.