Allman Brothers’ Butch Trucks Dead After Shooting Himself in Front of His Wife

Butch Trucks, drummer and founding member of Southern rock pioneers the Allman Brothers Band, has died at the age of 69. His death, which occurred on January 24 at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been ruled a suicide, the Miami Herald reports. According to the Herald, "Trucks shot himself in the head with a pistol as his wife of 25 years stood near him in their downtown West Palm Beach condo, the records show."

A statement posted on the band's Facebook page said, "The Trucks...

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