This Just In: BUTCH TRUCKS: Reportedly a Suicide


England's Daily Mail is reporting that Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks killed himself Tuesday night -- in front of his wife.

The paper obtained the police report in which an unidentified woman, described as "hysterical" and believed to be Trucks' wife Melinda, dialed 911 at 6:02 pm ET and 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.

West Palm Beach, Florida TV station WPBF is reporting that when police responded to the call at the home of Butch Trucks at approximately 6pm Tuesday night, there was also a report of a shooting at the same address.

No cause of death has been announced. Police have ruled out foul play. The medical examiner tells us it may be 10 to 12 weeks before a report on the cause of death is issued.

Trucks, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, was 69.



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