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In the book, Allman explains that he'd given his brother $100 to buy a gram of coke. When Duane failed to deliver the drugs, Gregg snuck into the guitarist's house and "poured out about half a gram and snorted it up," for recompense. Later, Duane phoned the singer, accusing him of taking his drugs, which Gregg flatly denied.
"That last thing I ever said to my brother was a f---ing lie, man: 'No, I did not,' I told him," he remembers.
Duane apologized, saying, "I sure do love ya, baybrah," Allman writes. "That was the last time I ever spoke to my brother.
"I have thought of that lie every day of my life, and I just keep recrucifying myself for it. I know that's not what he would want -- well, not for long anyway. I know he lied to me about the blow in the first place.
"But the thing is, I never got the chance to tell him the truth."
My Cross to Bear hit bookshelves on May 1.