Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become an elder statesman for the blues music he loved, has died. He was 69. Allman died due to liver cancer complications at his home in Savannah, Georgia, and he was "surrounded by his family, Michael Lehman, Allman's longtime manager and close friends.
He will be buried near two other founding members of the Allman Brothers -- guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley -- at Rose Hill Cemetery. Allman had been working on a yet-to-be-released solo album entitled "Southern Blood." Allman was a huge influence to all music...ride on midnight rider.