The family of the lyricist for the famous band The Grateful Dead confirmed that he has passed away.
“It is with great sadness we confirm our beloved Robert passed away yesterday night,” the family said in a statement.
“Fare you well, Mr. Hunter. We love you more than words can tell…” @lemieuxdavid
— Grateful Dead (@GratefulDead) September 24, 2019
The band’s archivist, David Lemieux, also shared a statement to the band’s website. (RELATED: This Grateful Dead Cover Band Has Played More Shows Than The Original Group)
“For a man who provided us with so many meaningful words, the soundtrack to our lives, he’s left us a bit speechless with his passing,” Lemieux wrote. “Robert Hunter has been just as integral a part of the legacy of the Grateful Dead as those who recorded the music to accompany his words.”
Band members of The Grateful Dead took to social media to pay tribute to the man who wrote the popular music.
If I’m gonna count my blessings, Robert Hunter and his imagination are gonna be up at the top of that list. I think I can speak for a lot of people In saying that. And then there’s the added blessing that he left us with plenty to go forward with… https://t.co/fnEZloJg9E
— Bob Weir (@BobWeir) September 24, 2019