"She wanted to be sure she is there for him before he passes," author Ian Halperin told The National ENQUIRER
. Gregg kept insisting that he'd return to the stage when he was "feeling really good," but The ENQUIRER had the scoop as the Allman Brothers star prepared to face his final days with a minimum of suffering. The world was shocked when the pop diva abruptly married Gregg in 1975, just three days after her divorce from Sonny Bono
— and then tried to end the marriage just nine days later!