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Gregg Allman dies

By | Published on Tuesday 30 May 2017

Gregg Allman, best known as keyboardist and singer in the Allman Brothers Band, the outfit he co-founded with older brother Duane, has died aged 69. The musician had been forced to cancel various tour dates in the last two years due to ill health.

A statement on Allman’s website this weekend read: “It is with deep sadness we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road, playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times”.

Allman’s long-time manager Michael Lehman paid tribute, adding: “I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music. 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”.