Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead’s Poetic Lyricist, Dead at 78

Posted on September 24, 2019 7:45 pm

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Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, has died at age 78.

Hunter died Monday at his Northern California home with his wife, Maureen, at his side, former Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The family did not release a cause of death.

FILE – Mickey Hart poses at the premiere of “Long Strange Trip,” a documentary about the Grateful Dead rock group, during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 23, 2017, in Park City, Utah.

“We loved Bob Hunter and will miss him unimaginably,”