Robert Hunter died at 7 am Thursday 20th at Murdoch Hospice Western Australia. Hunter had been suffering from terminal cancer since his diagnosis in 2009. He struggled for the last few days and then peacefully passed with his mother by his side.
Hunter’s family are making funeral arrangements and will issue a media statement with details of the special memorial gathering planned for fans and music industry peers.
His mother Trish says “I had 36 years with my beautiful son, he was the light of my life and I am so proud of what he achieved in the short time that we had him.”
Fellow SBX member Optamus says “It’s a sad day for Australian Hip Hop, a true legend and one of my best friends has passed. He has inspired many and will inspire many more, long live his memory!”
Marley’s mum Laura says, “I have been touched by the outpouring of love for Hunter, not just today but for all the people who have supported him with kind words throughout his battle. I am happy to say that we got to spend some quality family time together before he passed. Hunter tried not to let cancer affect his relationship with Marley.”
SBX crew member Porsah Laine who is working with him on the CanTeen charity project says “ I was hoping that Hunter would see the completion of his amazing project, but I’m happy the pain has gone. He’s set a standard for us all, to even in the face of death, follow your passion and always help others.”
SBX will be releasing a special track dedicated to Hunter’s 5 year old son Marley called ‘My Son’, so if you hear it on the radio request it and hit it up on You Tube to mark his sad passing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-n_9mpolrg