Gregg Allman's Death Hits Hard, By Alberto Cabello (Flickr: Gregg Allman) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Gregg Allman. By Alberto Cabello (Flickr: Gregg Allman) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

News of Gregg Allman’s death hits hard for fans and friends of the legendary Southern Rocker. Allman (69) died peacefully Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Co-founder of the famed Allman Brothers Band, the singer-songwriter was instrumental in the formation of Southern Rock.

“I must have said this a million times, but if I died today, I’ve had me a blast…” – Greg Allman, My Cross to Bear, 2012 Memoir

Gregory LeNoir Allman was born December 8th, 1947, in Nashville, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife Shannon Allman, his children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; 3 grandchildren, his niece, Galadrielle Allman, lifelong friend Chank Middleton, and a large extended family.

According to Allman’s website, the family will make an official statement soon, but requests privacy during this difficult time.

Tributes to Gregg Allman can be made to the Gregg Allman Scholarship Fund at The University of Georgia or the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University.

Gregg Allman leaves friends, family and fans with a legacy of music, memories and his acclaimed 2012 penned memoir, My Cross to Bear. A New York Times best-seller, copies are available in hard and soft cover at the usual various outlets, as is his music.

“When it’s all said and done, I’ll go to my grave and my brother will greet me saying, ‘Nice work, little brother – you did all right.” – Gregg Allman, My Cross to Bear.

RIP Gregg Allman. You definitely Socially Sparked our lives. – AS — #SOSPARKED #SociallySparked @sosparkednews