It saddened me so much when I read this news this morning... I love this guy. He was always just Levon ... Man... that was good.
He grew in the same little Mississippi Delta cotton fields that I did, and was one of my inspirations that I too could break out of there and find my own way. I met him several times and can attest to the fact, he really was as nice a fellow as the one he portrayed on stage and in film.
His wife and daughter announced today... They will tell you here Levon Helm