England's Daily Mail is reporting that Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks killed himself Tuesday night.
The paper obtained the police report in which an unidentified woman (believed to be Trucks' wife Melinda) dialed 911 at 6:02 pm ET and frantically said her "husband just shot himself" in the head with a pistol. He was alive when police arrived but died shortly after.
Palm Beach County Court records indicate that Trucks had financial problems -- the condo where they lived was in foreclosure. He was also under an IRS lien seeking to recover more than $500,000 in taxes owed for 2013 and 2014. (Trucks also owned a home in France.)
We send peace and love to his family and friends...and know that WE, all his fans, will cherish the music forever.
Here are the boys rockin' "One Way Out" at their R&RHOF induction in 1995. Thank you, Butch, for that amazing rhythm...R.I.P.