Guitarist Dave Hlubek (R) and bassist Tim Lindsey of American hard rock group Molly Hatchet performing live on stage at Hard Rock Hell VI : A Fistful Of Rock, on November 30, 2012. (Photo by Kevin Nixon/Metal Hammer Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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Photo: Metal Hammer Magazine/Metal Hammer Magazine

Dave Hlubek, lead guitarist of Molly Hatchet, dead at 66

Dave Hlubek, the lead guitarist and co-founder of Molly Hatchet, has died at age 66.

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The southern rock band, which was founded in Jacksonville, Florida, announced Hlubek's death on its official Facebook page.

Hlubek was the one of the original lead guitar players in the band that started in the 1970s.

The rock group is known for their hit song "Flirtin' with Disaster," on their second studio album, "Flirtin'" released in 1979.

"Our condolences and our prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. He will be missed but never forgotten, as the music lives on through his legacy in Molly Hatchet," the Facebook post read.

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