Hunter became a star in the mid-1950s - thanks to roles in 1955's Battle Cry and 1956's The Girl He Left Behind and Burning Hills.
He later starred in the 1985 hit Damn Yankees.
The actor later came out in 2005 in his memoir, titled Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, where he wrote about why he kept quiet about his private life. Hunter’s book was later adapted into an award-winning documentary in 2015.
Our thoughts are with Hunter's family and friends.