Former Allman Brothers Band Guitarist, Dan Toler, Dead At 65
Dan Toler, the former Allman Brothers Band guitarist, has died at the age of 65.
Toler passed away in his sleep after a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
According to Rolling Stone, Toler joined the Allman Brothers in 1979, and played on their comeback album “Enlightened Rogues,” as well as their 1980 album, “Reach for the Sky,” and the following year’s “Brother of the Road.”
His battle with ALS was particularly difficult for the musician, as the disease eventually left him unable to speak and unable to play guitar, his close friend Chaz Trippy told Ticket Sarasota.
A post on his official Facebook page reads, “It is with great regret and sadness that our dear friend and loved one, Dan Toler, passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. 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.”