Southern rock guitarist/vocalist Hughie Thomasson, 55, died late Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his home in Brooksville, Fla.

Thomasson was a founding member of the Outlaws, one of the most popular Southern rock bands of the 1970s, and was a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd for nine years.

Most recently, Thomasson had reformed the Outlaws and had been touring with that band since 2005.