Survivor lead singer Jamison dead at 63


Posted at Sep 03 2014 11:22 AM | Updated as of Sep 03 2014 07:22 PM

Jimi Jamison, the lead vocalist of ‘80s rock band Survivor, has passed away from a heart attack. He was 63.

This was confirmed by his band via its official Twitter and Facebook accounts on Tuesday.

"Survivor is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends," the band said.

Citing a report of the TMZ, Rolling Stone said Jamison died Sunday night at his home in Memphis.

Although he was not the band's original singer, Jamison's voice can be heard on many of Survivor's greatest hits like "The Search is Over," "Burning Heart," "I Can't Hold Back," "High on You," and "Is This Love."

He also sang "The Moment of Truth" from “The Karate Kid” and the “I’m Always Here” from the TV show “Baywatch.”

According to USA Today, Jamison last performed with Survivor on August 30 in Morgan Hill, California and that the band was scheduled to perform at a concert on September 12 in Parker, Colorado.