_via Gregg Allman’s Facebook page_

In a statement on Facebook Gregg Allman remembered his co-founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and drummer Butch Trucks, who tragically passed away yesterday at the age of 69.

“I’m heartbroken,” Allman wrote. “I’ve lost another brother and it hurts beyond words. Butch and I knew each other since we were teenagers and we were bandmates for over 45 years. He was a great man and a great drummer and I’m going to miss him forever.”

Allman is just one of many musicians to pay homage to Trucks as Jason Isbell, Jackie Greene, Greensky Bluegrass, Joel Cummins and many others have also paid tribute.