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Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn Dead: Flea, Nickelback + More React on Twitter

Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn
Mary Ouellette,

Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea were among many rockers to offer their condolences after hearing about the death of legendary bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn.

Nickelback took to their Twitter account to share the following message about Dunn, “RIP Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn. You inspired countless people with your gift of music. Heartfelt condolences to your family, friends and fans.”

Flea posted on Twitter as well, talking about Dunn’s impact, “Wow, Duck Dunn passed.. What a deep pocket that dude had, so glad I got to see him play, beautiful bass player we’ll be listening to forever.”

Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn was most well-known as the bassist for Booker T. and the MGs. He also became a very sought after session player recording albums with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, to name a few.

Dunn passed away Sunday (May 13) morning at the age of 70 after a show in Tokyo. The sad news was delivered by Steve Cropper, the MGs guitarist, who posted the following message on Facebook, “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.”

Dunn was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 As a member of Booker T. and the MGs and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2007.

Read more about Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn and his rich contributions to the music community on Ultimate Classic Rock.

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