SAVANNAH, Ga. (CBS/AP) — Music legend Gregg Allman has died, his publicist announced on Saturday.

The organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band helped spawn Southern rock.

greg allman Gregg Allman Dead At 69, Publicist Says

Greg Allman. (Photo credit: WBZ-TV)

Ringo Starr of the Beatles was among the musicians who posted following Allman’s death.

A cause of death was not announced, but he struggled with Hepatitis C and had a liver transplant.

Allman was 69 years old.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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