Thousands will bid their final to Greg Allman.
On Saturday, May 27th, Gregg Allman passed away in his home in Savannah, Georgia. The legendary singer died from complications related to his liver cancer. Doctors had previously diagnosed the singer with hepatitis C in 1999. He also underwent a liver transplant in 2010.
Now, family members have invited thousands of fans to bid their final farewell to the beloved singer. This Saturday, a private family-and-friends only memorial will take place at 1 pm in Macon. Gregg Allman’s longtime manager, Michael Lehman, told the Macon Telegraph,
“The family is hoping to keep this between 75 and 100 people.”
Fans who would like to pay their final respects should line the mile-long route between Snow’s Memorial Chapel and Rose Hill Cemetery.
Thousands of fans are expected to line the procession. For his funeral, Allman expected fans to wear blue jeans, and “at the very dressiest, sports coats.” Per Allman’s request, said Lehman,
Following Gregg Allman’s passing, several artists have spoken on the impact Allman made in the music industry. Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes told Rolling Stone,
“He was a shy, kind soul. He hated the thought of anybody being hurt. And he had an uncannily deep connection with losing people at such an early age that manifested itself in the way he sang and the way he chose his words in the songs he wrote. He lived a lot of life when he was still a young man – most of that before I ever met him. But he was just a unique, natural talent.”
Family members will lay Gregg Allman to rest next to his brother, Duane Allman, and Berry Oakley.
Family members directed fans who wanted to make monetary donations to:
- The Gregg Allman Scholarship Fund at The University of Georgia
- The Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University
Image by Carl Lender(CC by 2.0)