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Jimi Jamison

Survivor Lead Singer

Dead at 63

9/1/2014 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0901-jimi-jamison-getty-01Jimi Jamison -- who was the lead singer for the bands Cobra and Survivor -- passed away Sunday night. He was 63.

Jamison's booking agent, Sally Irwin, tells TMZ that Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis. He had just performed with the band Saturday night in Northern California.

Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 (after their smash hit "Eye of the Tiger") but was the lead singer on other classic songs like, "The Moment of Truth" (from "The Karate Kid"), "The Search Is Over," and "Is This Love."

Jamison did sing a later Rocky classic -- the workout playlist staple -- "Burning Heart" from "Rocky IV."



Jamison was also the co-writer and vocalist for the song "I'm Always Here" ... the theme song from "Baywatch." 

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Desert Diva33    

:(

21 days ago
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Bob Barker    

Crappy time to die. With all the celeb pics getting leaked. To think he never got to see Jennifer Lawrence's poon. What a shame.

21 days ago
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spock    

Didn't really survive that long.

21 days ago
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I am me    

R.i.p

21 days ago
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namers    

That's sad; they're playing an awesome 80's weekend on KRTF, maybe they'll do a tribute to him.

RIP.

21 days ago
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Dallasgal    

I cannot believe this! Survivor in my opinion was such an under rated band. Jimi had such a passionate/ masculine voice. My husband and I saw him in concert a few years ago in north Texas. RIP Mr. Jamison! Prayers going out to your family and close friends.

21 days ago
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olu32    

May he rest in peace

21 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Kind if a cheesy band, but their songs were well known. Sad he died, but he had a great life I bet

21 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

So sorry to hear this. I know some friends who really like the group. R.I.P.

21 days ago
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Padrino    

What a shame. Another great musician / singer gone. RIP my good man...

21 days ago
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jimmy d    

Should have used his guitar to flatten out Hoff's D-cups

21 days ago
12.

Dee    

RIP

21 days ago
13.

Resurrection    

Turns out he's not a...

21 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

He had an AMAZING voice! One of the greatest rock vocalists ever. RIP.

21 days ago
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Dee    

Anyone of a certain can remember hearing that song "The Search is over" non-stop on the radio. /wow, how I hated that song.

Still, he was too young to die. I wonder what caused his death.

21 days ago
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