Booker T. & The MG's Bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn Dead at 70

Yesterday morning, May 13, influential bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn died while on tour in Japan. He was 70.

His bandmate and friend Steve Cropper — who was on tour with Dunn at the time — broke the news of his passing via Facebook, writing, "Today I lost my best friend, the world has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live. Duck Dunn died in his sleep Sunday morning, May 13, in Tokyo Japan after finishing 2 shows at the Blue Note Night Club."

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.