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New Details Surface Surrounding Death of Butch Trucks

By: Maura O'Malley

January 27, 2017

The Allman Brothers Band’s drummer and co-founder, Butch Trucks, tragically passed away on Tuesday evening (January 24) at just 69 years old. Today, multiple news reports have confirmed that the death was ruled a suicide. While he was with the Allman Brothers Band since inception, Trucks’ main focus had been on his other project, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band, in recent years. Find out more about the icon’s life in the brief tribute below.

The Allman Brothers Band’s familial ties were strong. Aside from the obvious Allman brothers, Butch Trucks brought his nephew, Derek Trucks, into the group. Below, watch Derek Trucks’ tribute to his uncle during a Tedeschi Trucks Band performance Wednesday night (January 25) in St. Louis.