(Update) : Confirmed.
Donald “Duck” Dunn, who played on hundreds of rock and soul classics as the bassist for Booker T. and the MGs, and later as a session player, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 70. Steve Cropper, the MGs guitarist, broke the news on his Facebook page at approximately 12:30AM Eastern time.
“Today I lost my best friend, the World has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live,” Cropper, his lifelong friend, wrote. “Duck Dunn died in his sleep Sunday morning May 13 in Tokyo Japan after finishing 2 shows at the Blue Note Night Club.
I just heard that legendary bassist of Stax, Booker T and the MGs, and Blues Brothers fame, Donald "Duck" Dunn has passed away today.
I don't have much information yet but I will post it when I do.
This is very sad news and Duck was one of my main inspirations on the bass.
A sad day indeed. Hope you're enjoying green onions in heaven Duck!!