Pantera and Damageplan guitarist who influenced the sound of groove metal and who was murdered by a deranged fan.
He won guitar competitions when he was young; he once won a Dean ML. He began playing when he was thirteen.
Rolling Stone ranked Darrell #92 on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists.
He was married to Rita Sue Haney, whom he met when he was in third grade.
His father was Jerry Abbott.