Reports have emerged on Thursday afternoon the the Butch Trucks’ cause of death was suicide.
The Daily Mail in the U.K. made the first report, saying that they had received police records showing that Trucks had shot himself in front of his wife of 25 years.
A portion of the records were a transcript of a 911 call made at 6:02 PM on Tuesday from a woman described as “hysterical” stating that her husband Claude had shot himself. Claude was Butch’s given name.
Among the other revelations from the 911 transcript was that Trucks’ wife had witnessed the shooting and that she and an adult son were waiting when police arrived. They also indicate that Butch was breathing but passed away while police tried to take care of him.
The Daily Mail also reported that Trucks has been having financial problems for a number of years including actions by the IRS.
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