Gregg Allman the rock icon best known as the lead singer of the group The Allman Brothers Band, has died. An official statement was released on his Facebook page by family member Gregory LeNoir Allman, who wrote: “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.” Read the full post below. Allman was 69.
What was Allman’s cause of death? How did he die?
According to CNN, Allman died due to liver complications. He will be buried at Rose Cemetery in Macon, Georgia, through a funeral date has yet to be set.
Allman has had a long history with addiction, both with alcohol and with various drugs throughout his career. Sadly, this rock & roll lifestyle seemed to have caught up to him in recent years, as he was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2007. Allman said that the condition “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 was also forced to undergo a liver transplant.
Earlier this year, Allman was forced to address rumors that he had been admitted to hospice care. According to Variety, a representative for the famous rocker denied this, before Allman himself posted a message on his Facebook page:
“A message from Gregg: Hey everyone. I just wanted ya’ll to know that I’m currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders. I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Keep Rockin’.”