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'Disco Inferno' Singer Jimmy Ellis

Dead at 74

3/9/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jimmy Ellis sung lead vocals for The TrammpsJimmy Ellis, who sung lead vocals for The Trammps on their 1970s classic "Disco Inferno," died yesterday in South Carolina. He was 74.

Eliis died from complications due to Alzheimer's disease, his daughter told the NY Times.

"Disco Inferno" was featured on the soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever," which sold 15 million copies -- making it the second biggest selling soundtrack ever behind only "The Bodyguard."

Ellis toured with The Trammps as recently as 2010.

A memorial service is scheduled for next week in North Carolina.

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Cheryl A.    

Awww, My generation is losing a lot of great ones. Rest in Peace, Sir. Tnanks for the wonderful music.

960 days ago
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texas turd    

huh?

960 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

Sweet journey Sir....that song always made me smile.....

960 days ago
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Lucille    

May God have mercy Jimmy Ellis' soul, may he rest in peace, and sincere condolences to his family.

960 days ago
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Cricket    

Rest in peace. Best wishes to his family.

960 days ago
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RaffyBStatenIsland    

Alzheimer's is awful, but if he lived to be 74, and wasn't murdered, or died from neglect, then it's hardly a tragedy. The sad part is, even if he made a lot of money off his records, there is no cure that could have been bought.

960 days ago
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Mike    

Disco sucked!

960 days ago
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lake    

"sang," not "sung." JEeeeeez.

960 days ago
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jason curry    

ROCK HILL SC!!!!

960 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

RIP Jimmy God Bless you, and your family during this trying time. Thank you for being in our lifes. Good sounds.

959 days ago
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toni harshman    

my prayers are with you and your family rest in peace

959 days ago
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dion    

Love this mans voice.I hate when people die.

959 days ago
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mariam    

Hey I remember that song great 70s song you could hear it everywhere.... Baker Street too
Its a shame great music

958 days ago

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