By Aly Semigran
Updated May 07, 2009 at 11:28 PM EDT

Ean Evans, bass player for Lynyrd Skynyrd , passed away yesterday at the age of 48. The band put up a post on their fan club website, which stated, “Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans.” Evans joined the band in 2001 following the death of founding member Leon Wilkeson.