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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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RIP Dan - The music of America was a definite inspiration.

1002 days ago


It's spelled St.Francois not Francis. It's the French spelling of Francis.

999 days ago

Kevin Sutton    

Not that I would expect TMZ to aspire to any kind of journalistic integrity, but once again they got the facts wrong. The lead singer on Horse With No Name is not Dan Peek, it is Dewey Bunnell, who also wrote the song. Dan Peek wrote and sang "Lonely People." Great song, "This is for all the lonely people/thinking that life has passed them by..."

999 days ago


Very sad , Dan will be missed.

998 days ago

Irene Hanzelko    

Love America, also love Dan Peek's song "All Things Are Possible" as a Christian artist. Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

994 days ago
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