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Musicians from Cher to Jason Isbell Post Heartfelt Tributes to Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman performs at The Beacon Theatre in New York City on Oct. 28, 2014.

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The death of Gregg Allman has led to heartfelt social media tributes from the musicians he influenced and inspired, starting with Cher, who was married to Allman from 1975 to 1979. After posting that “words are impossible,” she mourned him with vintage pictures:

Allman’s influence spanned generations, leading to Twitter tributes from artists as musically diverse as Brian Wilson:

Ringo Starr:

Melissa Etheridge:

Bob Seger:

Charlie Daniels:

Huey Lewis:

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills:

Sheryl Crow:

John Mayer:

Run the Jewels’ El-P:

And Jason Isbell:

Even nonmusicians weighed in, like Tim Cook of Apple:

Captain America himself, Chris Evans:

And writer/director Cameron Crowe, who based Almost Famous on his experiences writing an iconic Rolling Stone profile of the Allman Brothers Band when he was 16 years old.

Finally, Warren Haynes, who joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1987, penned a moving tribute to his bandmate, explaining what the early rise of “this group of Southern hippies with an integrated band” meant to musicians in the South and what it was like to tour, perform, and write songs with Gregg Allman later in life: