Music World Reacts to Death of Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman performs at "Celebrating Gregg Allman: Storytelling And Special Performances, Featuring Eric Church" at Skirball Cultural Center on Sept. 24, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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Gregg Allman performs at "Celebrating Gregg Allman: Storytelling And Special Performances, Featuring Eric Church" at Skirball Cultural Center on Sept. 24, 2015 in Los Angeles.

The Allman Brothers Band co-founder died at age 69 over the Memoral Day weekend.

Gregg Allman, the legendary singer-songwriter and co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away "peacefully" at his home in Savannah, Ga., over the weekend. He was 69.

"Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years," read a statement on Allman's official website Saturday. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010. "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."

The soulful singer-songwriter and rock 'n' blues pioneer composed such classics as "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and the epic concert jam "Whipping Post." He fronted his band for 45 years, first alongside brother and co-founder Duane until he was killed in a motorcycle accident November 1971.

The music world was quick to react with grief upon hearing the news. See the tributes as they pour in on social media below.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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