At the age of 69, he “passed away peacefully in his home in Savannah, Georgia”, according to a statement published on the artist’s website.
Gregg Allman, the singer, musician, songwriter and Southern Rock pioneer, died Saturday 27th, at the age of 69. A statement published on his Facebook Artist Page reads:
“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”.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, the cause of death has not yet been revealed, but it is known that Allman suffered from chronic liver issues. Variety, on the other hand, confirmed Allman died due to complications from liver cancer, according to his manager, Michael Lehman. God Rest His Soul.