Many current and past Albany residents were stunned earlier this month to learn of the , Albany High class of 1985.
Friends have set up a Facebook page to collect stories and photographs of Hunt, who turned 44 in February.
According to a posting on the site: "This fan page is dedicated to a man who is more than a friend. He is my brother and the page is for everyone who would like to share ANY thoughts, feelings, memories, photos, videos or anything to honor the memory of Geoff."
High school photographs of Geoff that are posted on the page show his lively spirit, as he played football, dressed as a cheerleader with other boys during "Switcharoo day" and sang onstage with Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman of the band Rancid.
Geoff is described as "A Natural Born Comedian": "Geoff always knew how to make anyone laugh. Whether they were complete strangers or close friends he had the knack for being able to tickle your funny bone. Geoff had a witty, playful and sarcastic sense of humor and was a natural at impersonating people. His jokes ranged from the G rated to the dark and edgy. Whether it was making people laugh at themselves, at him or finding humor in everyday occurrences, Geoff had many ways to put a smile on your face."
"His level of wit and the ability to think quickly made it hard for even the most straight-faced, tough exterior types to keep from smiling or breaking into all out laughter," the description continues.
Geoff ran the offense for the Cougars for four years as team quarterback.
"He was so good he was offered a scholarship to play for the Humboldt State Pioneers. Unfortunately due to a knee injury his senior season, he couldn't accept the scholarship."
Geoff was also a music lover: "He had an incredible voice--perfect for rock singing. Not only could he sing like most rock stars on the radio but he had natural voice of his own. During high school he had a desire to refine his talent joining the choir for two years and singing in a high school band called, 'The Day After'. His only performance was with future rock stars, Tim Armstrong (guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass) of the world famous Rancid. This performance occurred at the high school talent show where he sang, 'Who Do You Want to Be Today' by Oingo Boingo and 'Hound Dog' by Elvis Presley."
Geoff was an avid sports fan; he loved the Oakland Raiders, A's, Cal Bears and San Jose Sharks fan.
"Regardless of where he caught the game, he would lose his voice screaming to cheer the silver and black on."
Share your own memories of Geoff on the Facebook page.