Rock icon Gregg Allman laid to rest

NORMANGEE STAR |  Madeline Patrick
Rock musician Gregg Allman’s Saturday afternoon memorial service in Macon, Georgia, drew friends and family members, including his ex-wife, Cher.

The singer, 71, was spotted entering the chapel wearing a black and white ensemble.

Allman died on May 27 at the age of 69 due to liver cancer complications. The two married in 1975 and briefly became a recording duo, known as Allman and Woman, before divorcing in 1979.

Jaimoe, the only other surviving Allman Brother other than Betts, is also seen in the footage along with Derek Trucks, an Allman Brother from 2000 until the band’s retirement in 2014.

Gregg Allman was buried next to his brother Duane, as well as founding bassist Berry Oakley, who also died in a motorcycle accident, just a year after Duane Allman’s death and a mere three blocks from the accident location.

Meanwhile, Allman fought long and hard against his liver problems.

The “Whipping Post” singer was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent an organ transplant in 2010. Continue reading
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