Donald 'Duck' Dunn, the soulful bassist who played on a string of stone cold classics as the bassist for Booker T & The MGs and a session musician has passed away aged 70.
Dunn's longtime bandmate and friend Steve Cropper broke the news on Facebook this morning. "Today I lost my best friend," wrote Cropper, "the world has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live."
Dunn reportedly died in his sleep on the morning of Sunday 13 May 2012 after finishing two performances at Tokyo's Blue Note Night Club.
Dunn was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1992, and received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2007.
'Duck' Dunn had been a grandfather since 2005, and will be sadly missed by his friends, family and soul music fans across the globe.