White was an American guitarist and singer who is best known for his work with The Byrds.
White died after being struck by a drunk driver while he and his brother were loading equipment into their car in Palmdale, California, after a reunion gig of the Colonels.
Especially shaken by his death was Gram Parsons, who led a singalong of ‘Farther Along’ at White’s funeral service. Parsons also conceived his final song before his own death, titled ‘In My Hour of Darkness’, as a partial tribute to White.
White had one daughter, Michelle.