"Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th birthday. Please honour his memory by saying a prayer on his behalf. He would have liked that," read the post.
His first film was 1950's "The Lawless" and he followed it up with "Island of Desire", "Gun Belt" and "Track of the Cat".
Hunter rose to prominence with 1955's "Battle Cry", in which he played a World War II soldier. His other major films were 1956's "The Burning Hills" and 1958 musical "Damn Yankees".
Apart from his hit movies, his recording of "Young Love" topped the Billboard pop chart in 1957.
For years, his personal life was a subject of media speculation with many reports claiming that the actor was gay.
He came out in his 2005 autobiography, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star" and confessed to a relationship with "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins.
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