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'America' Singer Dan Peek -- Dead at 60

7/27/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dan Peek -- famous for his high harmony vocals on "A Horse with No Name" with the 1970's band "America" -- died in his Missouri home on Sunday ... this according to the singer's father.

Dan Peek Dead

Peek was found dead in his bed by his wife. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

"America's" most famous songs include "Tin Man", "Sister Golden Hair", "Daisy Jane", and "Lonely People".

Peek left the band in 1977 and became a Contemporary Christian Music artist.

He was 60.

UPDATE: The St. Francis County Coroner says Peek died from severe heart disease and an enlarged heart.

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Don Bigger    

.... NOW THERE AIN'T NO ONE FOR TO GIVE HIM NO PAIN ....

996 days ago
2.

some guy    

I always liked this song


RIP

996 days ago
3.

ralphie the one-eyed    

He’s finally out of the rain.
A very cool song.
Rest In Peace.

996 days ago
4.

footballisus    

Man I love that band america there music is timeless I never get tired of listening to them. If you never heard of them the best album to get is Highway 30 years of America not a bad tune on all three cds!

996 days ago
5.

pink floyd    

that's 2 dead celebs in less than a week 1 more to go,who's next??

996 days ago
6.

Matt    

We will ALWAYS "remember his name" RIP to a legend. Those were the days, man.

996 days ago
7.

sem    

No offense to Winehouse but I would listen to America all day before I'd spend five minutes with Amy Winehouse. I hope America's sales spike the way A.W.'s did the last few days. They made some beautiful music. Safe journey, Dan...

996 days ago
8.

Rock Singer    

TMZ get your facts right, Dan didn't write "Horse with no name" that was written by Dewey Bunnell, Dan wrote songs like "Lonely People", "Don't cross the river" & "Everyone I meets from California"... The band was never the same after he left.

RIP Dan...thanks for the memoirs

996 days ago
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wow    

Good music. R.I.P.

996 days ago
10.

Cartman    

If I ever rode a horse through a desert I would give it a name.

RIP

996 days ago
11.

Kenneth    

Songs of my youth brings back great memories - Thanks Dan - you will live forever in your music.

996 days ago
12.

williard    

Another one dead in the famous 60 Club

996 days ago
13.

Rotter    

At least he showed the good form to let Amy croak first.

996 days ago
14.

fletcher    

seasons crying no despair
alligator lizards in the air
he had to go...I know

996 days ago
15.

bob    

Hey TMZ. You SHOULD have posted a link to a SONG he WROTE. I wrote HITS for the band too. How about Lonely People which was a top FIVE single?

996 days ago
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