Fans Paying Tribute to Rock Musician Gregg Allman
Allman was best known for his work with The Allman Brothers Band, which he formed with his brother Duane (who died in a motorcyle accident in 1971) in 1969. They had hits with songs like ‘Ramblin’ Man’ and ‘Midnight Rider‘, which was later covered by the likes of Joe Cocker and Willie Nelson.
Reports suggest that he died at home after a battle with liver cancer, having played his last gig in October 2016.
He was married numerous times – including to Cher, whom he had a son, Elijah, with – and is survived by his five children.
See below for some of the tributes:
Ive been in a huge Allman Brothers hole for the last 24hours. Gregg Allman was a genius. Can today’s music PLEASE be more like classic rock?
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 28, 2017
“He was a lifelong hero, truly one of the greatest blues singers of our time.” – Tom #GreggAllman pic.twitter.com/XowSHKtfAc
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) May 28, 2017
Thank you @GreggAllman for touching our souls with your music. pic.twitter.com/YzF8lpShaT
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) May 28, 2017
Eternal love and life to Gregg Allman. 🌹 RIP 🌹
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) May 27, 2017
RIP GREGG ALLMAN. The .voice and cornerstone of @allmanbrothers band. I listened outside the Fillmore East when I couldn’t afford a ticket. pic.twitter.com/N8QUZZVwxY
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 28, 2017
Heartbroken at the passing of @GreggAllman I grew up listening to your soulful voice & will never forget you. RIP midnight rider.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 27, 2017
At a loss for words finding out about Gregg Allman’s death. One of my biggest influences ever, I won’t ever forget all you did 4 me Gregg. pic.twitter.com/iA0loT7cWj
— Scott Isbell (@scottisbell_) May 27, 2017
— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017
Rest in peace Greg Allman peace and love to all the family 😎✌️🌟’🎶🎵🎶🎵☮️🌺🌹
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) May 27, 2017
So sad to hear Gregg Allman passed away I admire him so much & had the honour of jamming wth him recently. A gentle soul with so much soul.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) May 27, 2017
Thank you @GreggAllman… for the inspiration, and for those many holy nights on stage. pic.twitter.com/FV6Qn5zXeE
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) May 27, 2017
So sad to hear about Gregg Allman passing – a great musician. Love & Mercy, Brian
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) May 27, 2017
It’s all just too much. #GreggAllman Rest In Peace Midnight Rider pic.twitter.com/h3sWHTEXzN
— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) May 27, 2017
My heart breaks today at the passing of soul brutha Gregg Allman. Blessings and peace to all the Allman family. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 27, 2017