Ex-Wife Cher And Musicians React to Gregg Allman’s Death On Twitter
Southern rock icon Gregg Allman died at age 69 on Saturday, leaving the music world devastated.
“It is with deep sadness we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home,” the band’s official Twitter account tweeted after Michael Lehman, Allman’s longtime friend and manager, announced the tragic news.
Allman’s ex-wife Cher was one of the first to voice her sorrow on social media, lovingly referring to him as “Gui Gui.”
WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI?
— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017
Ringo Starr and Allman’s fellow Southern rock musician, Charlie Daniels of the Charlie Daniels Band, expressed their grief as well.
Rest in peace Greg Allman peace and love to all the family ?✌️??????☮️??
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) May 27, 2017
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) May 27, 2017
Fellow musician Bob Seger said Allman was “one of my favorite rock singers of all time” in his tribute, adding how he put “immense soul into his music.” He concluded: “So sad, we’ve lost another music titan.”
— Bob Seger (@BobSeger) May 27, 2017
British rocker Peter Frampton described him as “a gentle soul with so much soul.”
So sad to hear Gregg Allman passed away I admire him so much & had the honour of jamming wth him recently. A gentle soul with so much soul.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) May 27, 2017
Sheryl Crow posted a photo from a performance with Allman to Twitter. “Broken heart. Gregg Allman I will miss you,” she wrote.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) May 27, 2017
It is currently unknown what caused the singer’s death. As recently as April 24, reports surfaced claiming Allman was in hospice. However, his manager denied those reports, which Allman then substantiated in a Facebook post.