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Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dies at 63


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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Normandg September 02 2014 at 9:21 AM

I loved Survivor's music. Thanks Jimi for all the great music.

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tornekrayville September 02 2014 at 11:59 AM

GREAT voice silenced all too soon. R.I.P. Jimi ...

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alfredschrader September 02 2014 at 11:36 AM

The man was a genius. We've suffered a major loss. Other amazing Survivor songs besides "Eye of the Tiger" and "I Can't Hold Back" include "High on You" and "The Search is Over (I'm Living For a Dream, Loving For A Moment)".
Thank you Jimi for your art and you.
May he rest in peace.

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WashingtonDC September 02 2014 at 12:12 PM

well done...well done

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Chuck September 02 2014 at 12:34 PM

So sad, he was a great singer and all his songs were spectacular!

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SKCRCPUSCG September 02 2014 at 12:33 PM

Life is but a dream... a thought in passing... Sleep well Jimbo.

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gchutton September 02 2014 at 2:58 PM

Fortunate enough to see him sing in person several times and spoke with him a few, Everyone in ROCK should be as nice and friendly as he was

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bmitche September 02 2014 at 11:02 AM

Peace to the family.

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jackstonealone September 02 2014 at 10:23 AM

One of the best singers of all time.

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John September 02 2014 at 1:51 PM

All of us are just a second away from death. Enjoy life while you can.

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