George Hunt cause of death – George Hunt dead : obituary – tributes
How did George Hunt die? Cause of death
George Hunt, iconic artist for Beale Street Music Festival, has died
- Date of death: December 4, 2020
- Age: -year-old
- Cause of death: unconfirmed
George Hunt Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page
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George Hunt tributes
Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.
Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.
Beale Street Music Festival wrote;
Memphis in May International Festival morns the loss of our long-time friend, artist George Hunt, who passed away earlier today.
Hunt was the official artist of the Beale Street Music Festival, creating a unique painting for each festival since 1992. A knowledgeable music fan, Hunt drew inspiration for his Beale Street Music Festival works from the rich world of Memphis music and the colorful cast of characters that shaped a rowdy river town. The resulting vibrant artwork brought music and the river to life each year in the form of a commemorative poster that was a hit for generations of music fans.
“George was a dear friend and an incredibly gifted artist who always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May “We will miss George’s artistic brilliance, but more than that, we will miss his kind, gentle and friendly personality. This is a very sad day for BSMF fans, art lovers, friends and fans.”
A known celebrity, the annual “Art of Hunt” exhibit at the festival was a popular attraction where thousands of fans lined up to meet the artist in person each year. It’s safe to say if you’re in Memphis, it’s certain that you have seen George Hunt’s art in places of business, offices and homes.
Hunt was an accomplished Memphis artist with a national profile that was admired by generations of fans around the world and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family and his wife Marva.
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