Rest in Peace, Allman Brothers Band Co-Founder Butch Trucks: 1947-2017

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Butch Trucks, a co-founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and longtime drummer, has passed away at the age of 69. The news broke early Wednesday morning, with Rolling Stone passing along an update from Trucks’ booking agent that the cause of death is currently unknown.
A statement from the band’s official website confirming Trucks’ death:
Butch Trucks, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, tragically died the night of January 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida. His wife, four children, four grandchildren and all of the Allman Brothers Band, their families and Road Crew survive Butch. The Trucks and Allman Brothers Band families request all of Butch’s friends and fans to please respect our privacy at this time of sadness for our loss. Butch will play on in our hearts forever.

Donations and remembrances in Butch’s name may be made to The Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia.
In 1969, Trucks co-founded the Allman Brothers Band alongside Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley and drummer Jai Johanny Johanson (who provided Rock Cellar with a wonderful interview back in 2014).
A lifelong member of the band, Trucks was part of the touring ensemble of the Allman Brothers Band until they called it a career in 2014.

Rest in peace, Butch.

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