The legendary singer and songwriter, keyboardist and one of the founding members of THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, Gregg Allman has passed away at age 69. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010. He “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,” according to a statement on Gregg Allman’s official website, noting that the family has plans to release a statement very soon regarding his passing. “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.”
His longtime manager & friend, Michael Lehman added: “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.”
Rest in peace Gregg Allman, Music Mayhem sends prayers and condolences to The Allman Brothers band, management, and Allman’s family & friends.