Survivor lead singer, Jimi Jamison, dies of heart attack at age 63

The singer passed away on August 31st

Former lead singer of the Eighties rock bands Cobra and Survivor, Jimi Jamison, has died at the age of 63.

TMZ reports that Jamison’s publicist confirms that the singer died on August 31st after suffering from a heart attack, just one night after performing with Survivor in the Northern California town of Morgan Hill.

The band made the announcement on their Twitter account on Labor Day.

Jamison joined the band in 1984, after the band had recorded their biggest hit “Eye Of The Tiger” with then lead singer David Bickler, who was forced to quit due to polyps developing on his vocal chords. Jamison would stay with the band until it disbanded in 1989. When it re-grouped in 1993, Bickler would return as singer. Jamison eventually rejoined in 2000 for six years, and then announced his return in 2011.

The band was scheduled to begin a month long tour on September 12th in Parker, CO. No word on the fate of the tour as of press time.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jamison’s family, friends and bandmates.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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