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The original Allman Brothers: (from left) Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Gregg Allman, Jaimoe Johanson, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks.

Claude "Butch" Trucks

Bands: Allman Brothers Band

Position: drummer

Died: Jan. 24, 2017

Cause of death: suicide

Age: 69

Distinctions: Co-founded the Allman Brothers with Duane and Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley and fellow drummer Jaimoe Johanson in 1969. Guitarist Derek Trucks is his nephew.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.