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Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead Collaborator and Lyricist, Dies at 78

Robert Hunter  - the poet and writer who provided the mystical and enduring lyrics for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs – including Truckin and Ripple, died Monday night.  Her was 78 years old.


In addition to his work with the Dead - he worked with Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Jim Lauderdale, and Bruce Hornsby


The family released the following statement:


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 he 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.


So here we go - 

The Grateful Dead - Ripple (Studio Version)




Grateful Dead - Box of Rain



Grateful Dead - Scarlet Begonias



Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey




Grateful Dead - Dark Star