Pete Huttlinger, who is best known for being the lead guitarist for John Denver, died Friday (Jan. 15) from a stroke. He was 54.
Huttlinger passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville surrounded by family, friends and fellow musicians.
“I am paralyzed,” his wife, Erin Morris Huttlinger, wrote on Facebook. “On Monday Pete had a brain bleed and was admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Over the course of less than 24 hours he went from talking and laughing to unresponsive. He never regained consciousness and today at 12:30pm he died.”