Allen said: “I am not interested in endless operations. In fact, it has come as a relief to know that the end is in sight. I am a great believer in ‘The Will of the Way Things Are’ and I also believe that the time has come to stop resisting and denying and to surrender to the way it is.
“I can only hope that, during this journey, I have somehow contributed to the happiness in the lives of a few other fellow humans.”
His son Orlando said via Facebook: “Dada Ali, Bert Camembert, the Dingo Virgin, Divided Alien and his other 12 selves prepare to pass up the oily way and back to the planet of love. And I rejoice and give thanks.
“As the eternal wheel turns we will continue your message of love and pass it around. We are all one – we are all Gong. Rest well, my friend, float off on our ocean of love. You have left such a beautiful legacy and we will make sure it forever shines in our children and their children.”
Allen’s last public appearance was at a poetry recital in Byron Bay, New South Wales, on February 27.