Jazz bassist Ben Tucker was killed in a car crash on June 4, 2013 in Savannah, Georgia. He was 82. A working musician to the end, he had become a beloved fixture of musical life on the Georgia coast after settling in Savannah in the 1970s. Prior to making Georgia his home he was a successful songwriter and performer who toured with Peggy Lee and performed and recorded with jazz greats such as Dexter Gordon, Buddy Rich and Quincy Jones. The Savannah Morning News reported that Tucker was also a former owner of radio stations WSOK-AM and WLVH-FM. Listen to and view a tribute to Ben Tucker’s multi-faceted life.