Jeff Cook, one of the founding members and guitarist for '80s country superstars Alabama, has died at age 73. He'd been suffering from Parkinson's Disease for a decade. The new came via Alabama's Facebook:
Cook, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Gibson's Guitarist of the Year, passed away peacefully yesterday, November 7, with his family and close friends by his side at his beach home in Destin, Florida. He was 73. The multi-award winning guitarist was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012. Cook was a champion in all he attempted and he courageously faced his battle with a positive attitude.