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Posted: May 27, 2017

Legendary musician Gregg Allman dies at 69


By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SAVANNAH, Ga. —

Legendary southern rock musician Gregg Allman has died, according to a posting on his official website. He was 69.

The statement on the official website reads in part: “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.”

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The musician had been in poor health recently. He had undergone a liver transplant in 2010.

Allman founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane. 

The music community took to social media to express their condolences.


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WANTAGH, NY - JULY 23: Gregg Allman performs onstage at the 2016 Laid Back Fest at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on July 23, 2016 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Joel Fried/Getty Images)
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The career of rock legend Gregg Allman has spanned more than 45 years. He was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, created in 1969. He was married to Cher in 1975, but she tried to dissolve the marriage days later. Their on-and-off again relationship ended in 1979. In 2007, Allman was diagnosed with hepatitis C, and had a liver transplant in 2010. The Allman Brothers Band was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. 

 
 

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