Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dies at 63

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Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dies at 63
SOLVESBORG, SWEDEN - JUNE 06: Jimi Jamison of Survivor performs on stage on Day 2 of Sweden Rock Festival 2013 on June 6, 2013 in Solvesborg, Sweden. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Redferns via Getty Images)
SOLVESBORG, SWEDEN - JUNE 06: Jimi Jamison of Survivor performs on stage on Day 2 of Sweden Rock Festival 2013 on June 6, 2013 in Solvesborg, Sweden. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Redferns via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 24: Steve Lukather, Ian Gillan, Robin Beck and Jimi Jamison Greets audience at Rock Meets Classic at Le Zenith on January 24, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 24: Jimi Jamison performs at Rock Meets Classic at Le Zenith on January 24, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 17: American singer Jimi Jamison performs live during the concert Rock Meets Classic at the Max-Schmeling-Halle on January 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 17: American singer Jimi Jamison performs live during the concert Rock Meets Classic at the Max-Schmeling-Halle on January 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 17: American singer Jimi Jamison performs live during the concert Rock Meets Classic at the Max-Schmeling-Halle on January 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 17: American singer Jimi Jamison performs live during the concert Rock Meets Classic at the Max-Schmeling-Halle on January 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12: Singer Jimi Jamison performs Survivor's song 'Eye of the Tiger' as boxer Manny Pacquiao walks out to the ring to take on Juan Manuel Marquez in the WBO world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jimi Jamison (Ex-Sänger von 'Survivor' - 'Eye of the Tiger', 'Rocky' und Titelmelodie von 'Baywatch'), Liane Wirzberger (Radio-Moderatorin), ZDF-Sendung 'Fernsehgarten' (2. Show zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum), Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland, Europa, Jubiläum, Jubiläumsshow, 100178, Promi, BB, FTP; P.-Nr.: 934/2011, 13.06.2011; Foto: P.Bischoff; Jegliche Foto-Nutzung (Veröffentlichung - Print + Online - , Ausstrahlung, Layout etc.) nur gegen Honorar (lt. MFM-Empfehlungen) gemäß unseren AGB's ! (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Jimi Jamison (Ex-Sänger von 'Survivor' - 'Eye of the Tiger', 'Rocky' und Titelmelodie von 'Baywatch'), Porträt, ZDF-Sendung 'Fernsehgarten' (2. Show zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum), Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland, Europa, Portrait, Jubiläum, Jubiläumsshow, Sonnenbrille, 100178, Promi, BB, FTP; P.-Nr.: 934/2011, 13.06.2011; Foto: P.Bischoff; Jegliche Foto-Nutzung (Veröffentlichung - Print + Online - , Ausstrahlung, Layout etc.) nur gegen Honorar (lt. MFM-Empfehlungen) gemäß unseren AGB's ! (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Jimi Jamison (Ex-Sänger von 'Survivor' - 'Eye of the Tiger', 'Rocky' und Titelmelodie von 'Baywatch'), ZDF-Sendung 'Fernsehgarten' (2. Show zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum), Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland, Europa, Jubiläum, Jubiläumsshow, Auftritt, Bühne, Mikro, singen, 100178, Promi, BB, FTP; P.-Nr.: 934/2011, 13.06.2011; Foto: P.Bischoff; Jegliche Foto-Nutzung (Veröffentlichung - Print + Online - , Ausstrahlung, Layout etc.) nur gegen Honorar (lt. MFM-Empfehlungen) gemäß unseren AGB's ! (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Jimi Jamison (Ex-Sänger von 'Survivor' - 'Eye of the Tiger', 'Rocky' und Titelmelodie von 'Baywatch') mit Background-Sängerin, ZDF-Sendung 'Fernsehgarten' (2. Show zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum), Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland, Europa, Jubiläum, Jubiläumsshow, Auftritt, Bühne, Mikro, singen, 100178, Promi, BB, FTP; P.-Nr.: 934/2011, 13.06.2011; Foto: P.Bischoff; Jegliche Foto-Nutzung (Veröffentlichung - Print + Online - , Ausstrahlung, Layout etc.) nur gegen Honorar (lt. MFM-Empfehlungen) gemäß unseren AGB's ! (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Jimi Jamison (Ex-Sänger von 'Survivor' - 'Eye of the Tiger', 'Rocky' und Titelmelodie von 'Baywatch') mit Band, ZDF-Sendung 'Fernsehgarten' (2. Show zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum), Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland, Europa, Jubiläum, Jubiläumsshow, Auftritt, Bühne, Mikro, singen, 100178, Promi, BB, FTP; P.-Nr.: 934/2011, 13.06.2011; Foto: P.Bischoff; Jegliche Foto-Nutzung (Veröffentlichung - Print + Online - , Ausstrahlung, Layout etc.) nur gegen Honorar (lt. MFM-Empfehlungen) gemäß unseren AGB's ! (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Jimi Jamison lead singer for Survivor performs the 'Rock the Power 70's Style' benefit concert for the You Have The Power Organization at the War Memorial Auditorium on September 25, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Jimi Jamison lead singer for Survivor performs the 'Rock the Power 70's Style' benefit concert for the You Have The Power Organization at the War Memorial Auditorium on September 25, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Jimi Jamison lead singer for Survivor performs the 'Rock the Power 70's Style' benefit concert for the You Have The Power Organization at the War Memorial Auditorium on September 25, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of SURVIVOR and Stephen PEARCY and RATT and Jim PETERIK and Jimi JAMISON and Marc DROUBAY and Stephan ELLIS; L-R Jim Peterik, Jimi Jamison, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Marc Droubay and Stephan Ellis backstage (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
Jimi Jamison of Survivor during 95.5 WPLJ's Rocky Allen Showgram Celebrates Their 2nd First Annual Showgram Anniversary Show at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Hal Horowitz/WireImage)
Sep 21, 2006; New York, NY, USA; JIMI JAMISON at the WPLJ Rocky Allen First Anniversary Show at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jeffrey Geller/ZUMA Press. (©) Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey Geller
Aaron Carter performs 'Eye Of The Tiger' with Survivor (lead singer Jimmy Jamison and gutarist Frankie Sullivan pictured) at the Rock To The Rescue Concert to benefit the victims of 9/11 at the Continetal Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 10/19/02 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
Jim Piterik, lead singer for the group Survivor, waves to fans before the WBO welterweight title bout between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley, Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)
Aaron Carter performs 'Eye Of The Tiger' with Survivor (lead singer Jimmy Jamison and gutarist Frankie Sullivan pictured) at the Rock To The Rescue Concert to benefit the victims of 9/11 at the Continetal Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 10/19/02 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
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The music world and fans are mourning the death of Jimi Jamison.

The lead singer of the 1980s rock band Survivor passed away on August 31st of a heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 63 years old.

Jimi Jamison, Lead Singer Of Survivor, Dies Of Heart Attack


Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 to record Vital Signs after then-lead singer Dave Bickler left due to vocal problems.

The band went on to make hits such as "Eye Of The Tiger" and "I Can't Hold Back."

He also wrote and sang the theme song for Baywatch. After also singing with Cobra and Target, Jamison went on to perform as a solo artist around the U.S., Europe and South America, according to his website.

The family is asking that in lieu of "demonstrations of sympathy" that donations be made to his favorite charity - St. Jude Children's hospital.
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