Jefferson Airplane Drummer Dies In Car Accident

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Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington tragically died in a car crash in Palm Springs earlier this week. Covington was not wearing a seatbelt when he crashed his Honda Civic into a retaining wall. He was 67 years old.

A guest at a nearby hotel tried to resuscitate him, with no luck. No alcohol or drugs were suspected to be involved. Covington's common-law wife believes a stroke or heart attack is responsible for the crash.

Jefferson Starship recently updated their Facebook page with a post that reads, "Rest in Peace, Joey." Most famous for playing and co-writing the band's song, "With Your Love," Covington was said to be a "down-to-earth, kind, considerate and jovial person."