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Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman died

Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and a pioneer of the southern rock, is Saturday, died at the age of 69. That is stated in a statement that Saturday was published on the website.

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Gregg Allman founded together with his brother Duane , the Allman Brothers Band, known for songs like “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Ramblin’ Man”.

The musician “passed away peacefully in his home in Savannah, Georgia, “says the communication, which also states that Allman the past few years with numerous health problems faced.

But even when he was sick, he saw to travel and play music as the “key medication for his soul”, is read in the communication. “Play music, pulled him upright and kept him upright during the toughest moments.”

Greg Allman was in 1999, diagnosed with hepatitis C and underwent in 2010 a liver transplant. His brother Duane died in 1971 at age 24 in a motorcycle accident.

The Allman Brothers Band, one of the most successful classic rock bands of all time, in 1995 it was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2012, Allman is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The band continued for more than 45 years together, and toured until 2014. She was notorious for her tumultuous history, with death, decomposition, new band members, and public battles against drugs and alcohol, according to Variety. In January died Butch Tucks, the oerdrummer of the band, also at the age of 69.

Allman also built a solocarière, which is still subordinate remained in the band. Yet he knew with “Laid Back” (1973) and “I’m no Angel” (1987) successes. In 2011 he released the album “Low Country Blues”.

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