The Allman Brothers' lead guitarist Dan Toler has died at the age of 65 following a two-year battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.) Toler's Facebook page released the official announcement that Toler had died quietly in his sleep on Monday, Feb. 25.
"It is with great regret and sadness that our dear friend and loved one, Dan Toler, passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. Please keep Debbie and the family in your prayers. Also at this time, the family asks that you would respect their privacy.
The Toler family thanks you all for your love and support. God Bless you all."
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is described as a motor neurone disease in some Commonwealth of Nations countries and as Lou Gehrig's disease in the United States – is a debilitating disease with varied etiology characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy and fasciculations, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and difficulty breathing (dyspnea). ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases accordng to Wikipedia.
Dan Toler was born in Indiana, and is best known as the lead guitarist for the rock band the Allman Brothers from 1979-1982 and is best remembered for his work on the hit song "I'm No Angel."
Dan Toler's family announced on Facebook that a CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Dan Toler will be held on March 9th, 1pm at Faith Presbyterian Church/ Faith Sarasota. Event page to come soon.
The family is overwhelmed by the amount of love and support for Dangerous Dan Toler and family. God Bless you all!!
Rest in peace Dan Toler.