Gregg Allman, best known as one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, is dead at 69 years old.
Gregg was known as a rock and blues pioneer, along with his brother Duane. The brothers founded The Allman Brother’s Band in 1969, with Duane originally fronting. Just two years later, in 1971, Gregg became the band’s frontman after his brother Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Gregg wrote and sang such hits as “Melissa,” “Jessica,” “Whipping Post,” and “Midnight Rider.”
Gregg passed away peacefully in his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted on the singer’s official website. According to publicist Ken Weinstein, the cause of death was complications from liver cancer. He is survived by his wife, Shannon Allman, five children, three grandchildren, and a large extended family.
Gregg will forever be remembered for his voice and his music, which defined a generation. A news clip from earlier this year covered details regarding the singer’s plan to continue his solo tour in spite of health issues.
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