Funk Brother Joe Hunter Dead At 79
February 5, 2007 at 4:24 PM (PT)
MOTOWN RECORDS staple and FUNK BROTHERS keyboardist JOE HUNTER was found dead in his apartment in DETROIT on FRIDAY (2/2). He was 79. Although HUNTER was diabetic, the official cause of death was unknown.
HUNTER, who, like many of the FUNK BROTHERS, was a jazz musician, began his stellar musical career in the '50s. HUNTER and the FUNK BROTHERS left MOTOWN in 1972, along with many of the other legendary artists and groups. Since then, he performed solo in various venues through the country during the '80s and early '90s. He is survived by a daughter, MICHELLE, and three grandchildren.