Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist for Booker T. & the MGs, died in his sleep while on tour in Tokyo, Japan, on May 13, 2012.
Dunn was also a session musician, recording with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Blues Brothers, Muddy Waters, Levon Helm, Tom Petty and numerous others.
Bandmate Steve Cropper, who was on tour with Dunn, posted the following on his Facebook page:
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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