Robert Hunter, one of my favorite songwriters, has left this mortal coil. For the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia and Hunter teamed up for many of the band's most iconic tunes, including "Friend of the Devil," "Uncle John's Band,” "Sugaree," “Truckin'," "Franklin's Tower," "Casey Jones," "Eyes of the World," and many others. Hunter also worked with Bob Dylan on songs from the late-'80s onward and more recently collaborated with songwriters like Jim Lauderdale, David Nelson, Bruce Hornsby, and Steve Kimock . He deservedly received the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, and then he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame with Jerry Garcia in 2015. He will be missed by one and all.