Dan Toler dies --It was less than two years ago that Dan Toler let the world know he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), colloquially known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
|"Dangerous" Dan Toler in 2011|
He made that comment through an email, because the disease had already made it almost impossible for him to speak.
Toler, a longtime Bradenton-area resident who became a Southern rock legend through his guitar work with the Allman Brothers Band, the Gregg Allman Band and Dickey Betts & Great Southern, passed away this morning at home.
"I spoke to Debbie, his wife," said Toler's manager, Glen Halverson of Blue Room management. "Dan Toler passed away this morning from complications of ALS, at home. Arrangements are pending."
Toler is also survived by his daughter Danielle Franz and her husband Dan, and his mother-in-law Louise Rose. They all live in the Bradenton area.
Halverson said he expected to know about funeral or memorial arrangements by Wednesday.
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