Gregg Allman, one of the architects of Southern rock, died Saturday at 69 years old. The founder of the Allman Brothers Band succumbed to complications of liver cancer in Savannah, Georgia, according to CNN, and almost immediately, musicians and fans flocked to Twitter to mourn his loss.
Including his ex-wife, Cher.
IVE TRIED…— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017
WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI💔
never forget….gui— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017
Chank ,— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017
Thinking bout funny,crazy,amazing Macon days,dear friend… pic.twitter.com/KJSXlMeBcd
Musicians from all across the spectrum also paid tribute to Allman on social media.
Rest in peace Greg Allman peace and love to all the family 😎✌️🌟💖🎶🎵🎶🎵☮️🌺🌹— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) May 27, 2017
Having trouble putting into words the loss I feel over Gregg Allman's death. The Brothers were icons, Olympians to look up to in music, for1— Mike Mills 🇺🇦✌🏼🎶🐕⚾️🙄 🍁🇨🇦 (@m_millsey) May 27, 2017
What a legacy @GreggAllman leaves behind. Jam on in the great hereafter.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) May 27, 2017
Allman reportedly will be buried at Rose Hill cemetery in Macon, Georgia, the same place where his brother, Duane Allman, and Berry Oakley—two other founding members of the Allman Brothers—have been buried.