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Published: 2012/08/10

Marshall Tucker Band Guitarist Stuart Swanlund Dead at 54

Marshall Tucker Band guitarist Stuart Swanlund died in his sleep of natural causes at his Chicago home on Saturday. He was 54.

Swanlund joined the reformed Marshall Tucker Band in 1985 and served as the longest running member of the group, aside from founding member Doug Gray. The group is best known for their 1977 hit “Heard It In a Love Song.”

Swanlund’s funeral takes place this Saturday at the Good Shepherd Memorial Park in Boiling Springs, S.C. He is survived by his sister, three grandchildren, a son, William “Billy” Swanlund, and his lifelong partner, Stacey Schmaren.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Yossarian August 10, 2012, 12:01:56

RIP. On the bright side, there’s a better lineup of MTB playing up there I’m sure.

Richard August 10, 2012, 12:21:52

Who dies of natural causes at 54? Just sayin

rusty August 10, 2012, 20:41:39

richard, i just laughed out loud, just sayin

Ben August 11, 2012, 15:12:49

Plenty of people you retard, just sayin.

jim August 12, 2012, 12:37:28

my son died in his sleep at the age of 29 years old from clog vains . he eat a lot of junk food and smoked 2-3 packs of cigs. a day yhat how.he left be hind a wife and 3 kids.

Jz February 22, 2013, 14:37:27

Always loved these s rockers. Sorry for the loss. I know it’s late to mention it. Listening to searching for a rainbow from their greatest hits as I write.

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