Donald Dunn’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 24, 1941

Death Date

May 13, 2012

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

May 13, 2012



The bassist Donald Dunn died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bass guitarist nicknamed “Duck” who played on hundreds of popular recordings by artists like Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Rufus Thomas as a session musician for Stax Records. He was also the bassist for the funk group Booker T. & the M.G.’s, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

He was survived by his wife June and his son Jeff. He had a grandson named Michael.



I knew when I got to play with Al Jackson I would be a better bass player because he was the best drummer in the world. I worshipped him.


I always look back and say I should have made more. It should have been more lucrative, but it wasn’t.


When Elvis sang, it almost sounded like he was whispering. But after you heard the record, his voice was the strongest thing you ever heard. He was incredible.


When I heard BB King’s ‘Sweet Sixteen,’ I knew I wanted to play bass because that was the thing that made that record: the bass player.


If you’ve got a good song, it’s easy to play. But you can’t make a bad song sound good no matter who you have to play on it.