Gregg Allman died at age 69 on Saturday, and his ex-wife Cher reacted to the sad news with a series of heartbreaking tweets. Minutes after the news broke, Cher tweeted out, "IVE TRIED… WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI💔 FOREVER,CHOOCH💋." She then followed up her tweet with two throwback photos featuring Gregg and captioned one, "Chank, Thinking bout funny,crazy,amazing Macon days,dear friend..."
never forget....gui— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017
The legendary Southern rock pioneer, who founded The Allman Brothers Band, was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010. According to a statement on his website, Gregg "passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia" after struggling with "many health issues over the past several years." Gregg's longtime manager, Michael Lehman, confirmed to Variety that Gregg died due to complications from liver cancer.
Chank ,— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017
Thinking bout funny,crazy,amazing Macon days,dear friend... pic.twitter.com/KJSXlMeBcd
Gregg was married six times, including a four-year marriage to Cher that ended in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Shannon, and children Devon, Delilah, and Layla, as well as Elijah, whom he shares with Cher.