Alabama Founding Member Jeff Cook Dead At 73

Jeff Cook, founding member and guitarist of the supergroup Alabama, died on Monday (November 7th) at the age of 73 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. According to his spokesperson, Cook passed away peacefully with his family and close friends by his side at his beach home in Destin, Florida.

Cook stopped touring with Alabama in 2018 due to his illness.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lisa Cook.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Jeff and Lisa Cook Foundation, P.O. BOX 680067, Fort Payne, AL 35968 or through the foundation website at

Arrangements for Cook’s Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.