Grateful Dead Lyricist Dead at 78- Robert Hunter
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The Man Behind Some Of Grateful Dead’s Biggest Hits
Sad day for Deadheads as one of the the Grateful Dead’s collaborator and lyricist has died at the age of 78. Robert Hunter had written some of the band’s biggest hits such as “Uncle John’s Band,” “Scarlet Begonias” and “Dark Star”.
His family released a statement to Rolling Stone:
It is with great sadness we confirm our beloved Robert passed away yesterday night. He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded by love. His wife Maureen was by his side holding his hand. For his fans that have loved and supported him all these years, take comfort in knowing that his words are all around us, and in that way his is never truly gone. In this time of grief please celebrate him the way you all know how, by being together and listening to the music. Let there be songs to fill the air.