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Dan Toler, the lead guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, has died, according to a statement on his Facebook page. He was 65.

Toler passed away in his sleep following a two-year battle with ALS.

"It is with great regret and sadness that our dear friend and loved one, Dan Toler, passed away peacefully in his sleep last night," the statement reads. "Please keep Debbie and the family in your prayers. We would also ask at this time that you would respect the family's privacy. The Toler family thanks you for all your love and support."

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Born in Indiana, Toler joined the legendary rock band in 1979. Toler and his brother David "Frankie" Toler later joined Gregg Allman in his band Gregg Allman and Friends in 1986.

In the early '90s, the Toler brothers, John Townsend, Bruce Waibel and Mark Pettey created the Townsend Toler Band. Toler and Townsend teamed up again in 2009.