Southern Rock Legend Gregg Allman Dead At 69

Gregg Allman

, a Southern rock legend who pioneered a memorable sound with The Allman Brothers for 45 years, has died.

He was 69 years old.

The rocker was well known for his long blonde hair and his pioneering sound that was founded back in 1969 along with his brother Duane.

After Duane died in a motorcycle accident two years later, Gregg led the band for the next four decades, right through their final show in 2014.

He composed major, well-known hits like Midnight Rider and Melissa during his long, exceptional career, though he also struggled with health issues over the past several years that had really slowed down his touring schedule and music career.

Now, he leaves behind a wife, Shannon Allman, along with five children and three grandchildren.

R.I.P. to Gregg, and condolences to his immediate and extended family, friends, and loved ones.

[Image via WENN.]

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