photo credit: Facebook via Gregg Allman Official
It’s a dark day in the rock world as we say goodbye to Butch Trucks, who died last night at the age of 69 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trucks leaves behind a glowing legacy as the drummer and co-founder of Southern rock giants The Allman Brothers Band, performing with the band until it disbanded in 2014 and leaving his mark all over the industry he loved so much – but for his friend and former bandmate Gregg Allman, Butch’s absence means something far more heartbreaking: the loss of yet another brother.
Shortly after news of Trucks’ death broke a heartbroken Allman took to social media to voice his grief in a brief statement, an attempt to somehow find the words to say goodbye to a man who has been a critical part of his life for half a century:
The Allman Brothers Band also issued a statement regarding the loss of their friend and brother:
Rest in peace, Butch – you were one of the greats.