Lynyrd SkynyrdLeonard Skinner has died. No, not the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, but the gym teacher who inspired the iconic group's bizarre name.

Skinner, a former basketball coach and the most famously strict gym teacher in rock and roll history, died in his sleep at a hospital Monday, the Florida Times-Union reports. He was 77.

In an interview with The Times-Union back in 2009, Skinner said he didn't mind it when the band incorporated his name. In fact, he didn't even remember them when they were in high school. The band remembered him, however, on account of his strict rules against their long hair.