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New reports claim that Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks’ death was more tragic than we thought Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Musicians Butch Trucks (R) and Melinda Trucks arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The world lost a great musician this week when Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers suddenly passed away on Tuesday night.

New reports indicate that Trucks final few moments could have been more grave than anyone could imagine. According to Daily Mail, Trucks reportedly shot himself in front of his wife of 25 years.

The official cause of death was reportedly kept under wraps by Trucks’ friends and family and West Palm Beach Police.

A transcript of a frantic 911 call sheds lights on the grim details of Tuesday evening. A women caller reportedly was described as “hysterical” during the call and said that her “husband shot himself.” She reportedly used his real first name, Claude, when identifying him.

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The dispatcher claimed woman was so frantic, she could not speak in full sentences. When dispatchers arrived, Trucks’ wife, Melinda and son were waiting for him outside of their home. It was later noted that Melinda said she witnessed Trucks pull the trigger.

Trucks was reportedly breathing when police arrived but died moments later.

An official autopsy was performed on Wednesday by the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner, but results will not be released for weeks.

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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