Rocker Gregg Allman dies

Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman lost his battle with liver cancer on Saturday. He was 69.

A pioneer of ‘70s Southern rock, Allman was a hard-partying rocker who had been in poor health in recent years, including a liver transplant in 2010 after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. In the past few months, he was forced to cancel tour dates due to his illness and acknowledged in a Facebook post on April 24 that rumors about him entering hospice were indeed true.

According to longtime manager, Michael Lehman, Allman chose to remain quiet when his liver cancer recurred approximately five years ago.

Allman’s last solo album, titled “Southern Blood,” will be released late this year. Lehman said that Allman had listened to final mixes for the album on Friday. He noted that the beloved musician passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.

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