Greg Allman passed away today. He was the lead singer of the southern rock ground The Allman Brothers Band. The details of his death has yet to be released. Refresh the page to find out how Allman died.
Update: Allman died as a result of liver cancer complications. He had spent years, drinking alcohol and using various drugs to maintain his rockstar lifestyle. In 2007, Allman was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. The now-deceased rocker said that the hepatitis “was laying dormant for awhile and just kind of crept up on me. I was worn out. I had to sleep 10 or 11 hours a day to two or three [hours].” In 2010, Allman received an emergency liver transplant.
Gregg is set to be be buried at Rose Cemetery in Macon, Georgia. The date of his funeral/burial has yet to be announced.
The Allman Brothers Band played their brand of southern rock from 1969 to 2014. Greg Allman was the front-man of the group and will leave behind an enduring legacy with his music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2004, Rolling Stone named The Allman Brothers Band as the #52 in their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2012, the band received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Some of Gregg’s greatest hits include: “Ramblin’ Man,” “Blue Sky,” and “Melissa.”
The lead singer’s birth name is Gregory LeNoir Allman, who was born on Deember 8, 1947, in Nashville, Tennessee. As a member of The Allman Brothers Band, he spent roughly four decades entertaining the world with his brand of music. In 1971, Gregg’s older brother Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident. Now, Gregg will join his brother in rockstar heaven.