VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A country musician was killed when his home caught fire Sunday night in Valdosta.
The Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson says 71-year old Donald Lineberger died from smoke inhalation and exposure to heat.
That's him in the plaid shirt.
Firefighters say the fire started in the home's foyer.
Lineberger was a renowned left-handed banjo player who played with such stars as Bill Monroe and Glen Campbell.
Neighbors were devastated.
"My husband ran outside and said that house next door is totally in flames and so it was shocking," said neighbor Kippy Tift. "We just watched. There were fire trucks and policemen and we were just so sad."