On July 18, 1998 : Marc Hunter dies
at the age of 44.
Marc Hunter the former frontman
of Dragon was diagnosed with severe and aggressive throat cancer.
It was a time of shock for all concerned. It was also a time of
extreme pressure for Marc and his wife Wendy in terms of making
a decision as to what path to take with regards to treatment.
Marc undertook chemotherapy
as the first course of action. During this time Marc began the
search for alternative methods that would work hand in hand with
As it turned out marcs tumor
did increase in size and under the advice of his surgeon, he underwent
ten hours of surgery in removing the tumor.
Marc slipped into a coma after
being admitted to the David Berry Hospital in New South Wales
Australia on Monday and died last night.
As front man for the very successful
band Dragon, Marc sang and co-wrote almost all of Dragon's hit
songs through out the 1970's. His band Dragon put 25 songs onto
the top 20 charts and was consequently one of the most loved rock
and roll bands around.
By 1976 Dragon was the most
popular band, receiving awards for 'Band of the Year', 'Album
of the Year' and the 'Most Popular Group'. Gold and platinum record
plaques adorn the walls of Marc's recording studio in Sydney's
In 1978 after 2 successful American
tours, Dragon decided to call it a day. Marc pursued his solo
career with three albums. Versatile, as well as ambitious, Marc
took over their lead role in the stage
In 1984 bowing to popular demand,
Marc reformed Dragon for a reunion tour having an instant No.
1 hit song 'Rain'. Dragon went on to record a string of hit songs
and three more albums before taking their second hiatus.
As a solo performer, Marc has
toured with international acts such as Tina Turner, Bozz Scaggs
and Elton John. He has also written for film and sung the theme
song to the movie 'Empty Beach', starring Elliot Gould.
By the mid 90s, Marc and Todd
Hunter had been seriously making music together for more than