Onetime Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler has died at 65. Toler was suffering from ALS, as this anecdote from Ticket Sarasota notes:
As the grip of Lou Gehrig’s disease tightened and left him unable to speak, Dan Toler motioned as if he was snapping a pencil. Then he pointed to his guitar. And then to his heart. ‘He was telling me it was breaking his heart that he couldn’t play guitar,’ recalled close friend Chaz Trippy.
Read more, including a retrospective of Dan Toler’s career, at Ticket Sarasota.