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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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watzitooya    

Yikes!

19 days ago
17.

BillyBob Again    

great voice and musician. Gone too soon

19 days ago
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s_megma    

RIP. Ironically, he wasn't much of a survivor in this case.

19 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

R.I.P. Jimi. You had a great run.

19 days ago
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RockFan78    

I remember seeing him front several bands in Memphis in the late '70's. He was an awesome frontman and "balls to the wall" singer. He looked pretty dang good too!

19 days ago
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Buns n Roses    

Even a metal head dug his talents. Lots of great memories he made happen with his songs. A legend among musicians indeed. Long live Jimi!

19 days ago
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Cecilia     

Very talented man. Completely lost in 80's hair band schlock at the time. RIP

19 days ago
23.

Crabby    

shame someone with talent dies but the trash know as the khuntdashian whores still lives

19 days ago
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sophiastormy    

eye of the tiger... was a great classic song

19 days ago
25.

Jason72    

So much having the Eye of the Tiger

19 days ago
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Doodlebug    

All these old 80's rockers are dying like hot cakes .. Must me all the hard living

19 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Cobra and Survivor are my favorite bands, along with London. I m not sure if he was in London, but he easily could've been

19 days ago
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usuck    

Classic him and his music. RIP

19 days ago
29.

denvermommy    

Who?

19 days ago
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maansman1    

An AMAZING singer. So many hit songs from Survior.....many don't know he sang the theme song from Baywatch, "I'm Always Here"....RIP...to an amazing vocalist.

19 days ago
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