Today, friends, relatives and the football club he worshipped praised the "generous" multi-millionaire who "lived his life on the rev limiter".
The son of a successful scrap merchant, Mr Hunter inherited the family business following his father's premature death in 1971 and later relocated the firm from its Seafield headquarters to Gilmerton. He also expanded into other industries including crane hire and loaning heavy machinery to contractors, swelling his fortune.
A season ticket holder at Hearts, it was Mr Hunter's crane company that helped erect the Wheatfield, Roseburn and Gorgie Stands at Tynecastle in the 1990s.
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