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Southern Rock Legend Gregg Allman Dead At 69; Tributes Pour In.

Gregg Allman of the Southern rock-pioneering Allman Brothers has died at the age of 69. A statement on his website noted he passed away peacefully at his home in Georgia.

The statement in full reads:

Gregory LeNoir Allman
December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017

It is with deep sadness that 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.

Gregg’s long time manager and close friend, Michael Lehman said, “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.”

Gregg is survived by his wife, Shannon Allman, his children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; 3 grandchildren, his niece, Galadrielle Allman, lifelong friend Chank Middleton, and a large extended family. The family will release a statement soon, but for now ask for privacy during this very difficult time.

Allman suffered from chronic liver issues in recent years according to Rolling Stone. Many-a-stoner and southern rock bands owe a thing or two to the singer songwriter, and even musicians in the general rock capacity. Already, the tributes have been pouring in:

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