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Cher leads tributes to her late ex-husband Gregg Allman

Cher is among the Hollywood stars in mourning over the death of her late ex-husband Gregg Allman.
The singer was married to the Allman Brothers Band rocker from 1975 to 1979 and she has been left heartbroken after hearing of his death on Saturday (27May17).
“IVE TRIED…WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI (sic),” she wrote on her Twitter account, adding a broken heart emoji to her message.
Gregg, who passed away peacefully in his Savannah, Georgia home on Saturday, was also honoured by a host of other musicians and celebrities, including country music star Keith Urban, who tweeted condolences to Allman’s loved ones: “My heart breaks today at the passing of soul brutha Gregg Allman (sic),” he wrote, adding, “Blessings and peace to all the Allman family.”
Gregg’s good friend and longtime manager Michael Lehman paid tribute to his pal by posting an obituary online.
“I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music,” Michael wrote in his sweet salute. “He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard. His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Gregg was an incredible partner and an even better friend. We will all miss him.”
Ringo Starr tweeted that he was sending “love to all the family”, with musician Bob Seger describing Gregg as “one of my favourite rock singers of all time.”
Singer John Mayer paid tribute with the words, “Eternal love and life to Gregg Allman”, with country star Sheryl Crow, adding: “Broken heart. Gregg Allman I will miss you.”
Director Cameron Crowe, who based the movie Almost Famous on his experiences of following the Allman Brothers Band for a Rolling Stone profile, also praised the star.
“Thank you @GreggAllman… for the inspiration, and for those many holy nights on stage,” he noted.
Captain America actor Chris Evans informed his fans he’ll be honouring Gregg’s memory by replaying hit Allman Brothers Band song Whipping Post throughout the day.
“Whipping Post on repeat all day today,” he declared. “RIP Gregg Allman. One of the greats.”
Gregg died at the age of 69 from health issues he has been struggling with for years. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2007 and the blood virus became so severe, the star underwent a liver transplant operation in 2010.

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