Legendary singer Gregg Allman has died at 69!
He is survived by his wife, Shannon, four children and three grandchildren.
Allman co-founded “The Allman Brothers Band” with his late brother, Duane Allman, in Macon, GA in 1969, and were known for the southern rock staples “Melissa” “Midnight Rider,” and “Whipping Post.”
Their 1971 live album, “At Fillmore East” is regarded as one of the most influential rock albums of all time.
Allman “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,” according to the singer’s official website, which also stated that the family planned to release a statement soon.
In 1999, he was diagnosed with hepatitis C and underwent a liver transplant a year later.
“I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music,” said Michael Lehman, Allman’s longtime manager. “He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard. His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Gregg was an incredible partner and an even better friend. We will all miss him.”