Alos 69 años, falleció Gregg Allman, fundador de The Allman Brothers Band, una de las agrupaciones más representativas del blues estadounidense.
Según un comunicado que fue publicado en el sitio oficial del músico, Allman -que venía enfrentando varios problemas de salud en los últimos tiempos- murió en su hogar en Savannah, Georgia.
Era multifacético: se desempeñaba como cantante, guitarrista, tecladista y compositor. Gracias a su inconfundible voz, la revista Rolling Stone lo ubicó en el puesto 70 en la lista de los mejores 100 cantantes de todos los tiempos.
Gregory LeNoir Allman December 8, 1947 May 27, 2017 It is with deep sadness we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times. Greggs long time manager and close friend, Michael Lehman said, I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music. He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard. His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Gregg was an incredible partner and an even better friend. We will all miss him. Gregg is survived by his wife, Shannon Allman, his children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; 3 grandchildren, his niece, Galadrielle Allman, lifelong friend Chank Middleton, and a large extended family. The family will release a statement soon, but for now ask for privacy during this very difficult time. Photo by @patriciaodriscollphotography #tweet