Ronnie Van Zant

Ronnie Van Zant

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Ronnie W. Van Zant
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
Died 1970s.
Profile last modified 17 Oct 2019 | Created 23 Oct 2014
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He was the lead singer and a founding member of the 1970s Southern rock band "Lynyrd Skynyrd". Together with guitarist Allen Collins, he co-wrote many of the band's hit songs including:

"The Ballad of Curtis Loew"
"Sweet Home Alabama"
"Mr. Saturday Night Special"

On October 20, 1977, with band members Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, he was killed in a plane crash when the band's chartered flight to Baton Rouge, Louisiana crashed in west Mississippi due to mechanical problems.

For a list of band members, see Lynyrd Skynyrd


  • Florida Divorce Index - FL,Duval Co certificate#23727 for Ronald W, VanZant divorced Aug 1969 from Nadine VanZant,
  • Florida Marriage Collection & Index compiled by Florida Department of Health v3142 certificate#073233 for Ronnie VanZant m=30 Nov 1971 FL,Polk-Co to Peggy Anita Hardee.
  • U.S. Public Records Index v2 available at for Ronald VanZant b=15 Jan 1948 res=5419 Woodcrest Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32205-6329.
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index for Ronald Van Zant b=15 Jan 1948 ss#263-88-9535 issued=1963 FL d=Oct 1977,
  • Find A Grave Virtual Cametery Find A Grave: Memorial #1057 for Ronnie Van Zant.
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I think it's amazing to find that he's my 23rd cousin. Absolutely love "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama"! Rock on Ronnie Van Zant.
posted by Charlotte Shockey

Ronnie is 23 degrees from Danielle Liard, 19 degrees from Jack London and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.