Music legend Gregg Allman has died; organist, singer for The Allman Brothers Band passed away Saturday, according to his publicist. The Associated Press broke the story at minutes ago.
Gregg became the band’s frontman in 1971 after Duane was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. He composed such hits as “Midnight Rider,” “Jessica,” “Whipping Post” and “Melissa.”
Despite his many health issues, Gregg continued to tour with his solo band for his fans.
Gregg postponed his November dates due to illness, scheduling them for this July.
According to our friends at TMZ – Allman’s longtime manager told them he died peacefully at his home Saturday in Savannah, Georgia. Furthermore, Gregg had numerous health issues after being diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago.
Allman performed in Upper Darby at the Tower Theater on April 26, 2011. The concert was presented by Live Nation, just one-year after prominent concert promoter Larry Magid parted ways with Live Nation to focus on his famed concert venue, the Electric Factory.
This is a developing story.