Bass player Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies in Tokyo
FILE - Soul rockers Booker T and the MGs are seen in this Jan. 1970 file photo, from left to right: Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Steve Cropper. Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, died in Tokyo Sunday May 13, 2012. He was 70. (AP Photo, File)
TOKYO (AP) — Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70.
Dunn was in Tokyo for a series of shows. News of his death was posted on the Facebook site of his friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper, who was on the same tour. Cropper said Dunn died in his sleep.
Miho Harasawa, a spokeswoman for Tokyo Blue Note, the last venue Dunn played, confirmed he died alone early Sunday. She had no further details.
Dunn, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, performed on recordings with Eric Clapton, Neil Young and many others, and specialized in blues, gospel and soul. He played himself in the 1980 hit movie "The Blues Brothers."
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, Booker T. Jones, left, Steve Cropper, center, and Donald "Duck" Dunn, right, of the group Booker T. & the MGs, acknowledge the applause as they are inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Bass player and songwriter Dunn died in Tokyo, Sunday May 13, 2012. He was 70. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
He received a lifetime achievement Grammy award in 2007 for his work with Booker T. and the MGs.