Jimi Jamison the lead singer for the rock band Survivor passed away on Sunday night after suffering a fatal heart attack at the age of 63.
Music legend Jimi Jamison suffers fatal heart attack
Sally Irwin, the band’s booking agent confirmed Jimi Jamison’s death to the celebrity news site TMZ on Sunday night as his Survivor bandmates shared the sad news with the group’s fans via Facebook posting:
“Survivor is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his friends and family.”
Jimi Jamison is best known for his musical career that broke loose in 1984 after he was invited to join the line up for Survivor. The band recorded hit soundtrack songs to popular films including the theme song for “The Karate Kid” film in 1984, titled “The Moment of Truth.”
Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison fan’s mourn singer’s death
Jimi Jamison will most likely always be best remembered in music for the band’s hit Rocky IV theme “Eye of the Tiger”
Back in 1989 Survivor announced that they were going on an indefinite hiatus in which Jimi Jamison the embarked a solo career, touring under the name Jimi Jamison’s Survivor — a move which sparked a trademark battle with founding member Frankie Sullivan.
After many a disagreements Jamison would go on to reunite with Survivor again 2000, leaving once again and reuniting a final time back in 2011.
Survivor continued to tour up until the eve of Jamison’s death, performing in Reno, Nevada, on Friday and Morgan Hill, California, on Saturday.
Jimi Jamison and Survivor were due to scheduled to continue their tour in Colorado on September 12 before heading to Europe. The status of the band’s tour is currently unknown at this time due to the sudden and unexpected death of Jimi Jamison.
Fans can check the band’s official web page for further updates on this situation.
Rest In Peace Jimi Jamison.