Musical legend Gregg Allman passes away at 69

| Updated: May 28, 2017 07:21 IST

Georgia (U.S.), May 28 (ANI): Gregg Allman, the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become a grizzled elder statesman for the blues music he loved passed away at 69. Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted to his official website. The statement says Allman had struggled with many health issues over the past several years. "I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music," CNN quoted Allman's longtime manager and close friend as saying. (ANI)