Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison passed away from a reported heart attack on Sunday, August 31, according to his former Survivor bandmate Jim Peterik. He was 63 years old.
Peterik, who was a cofounder of the group, had this to say in a statement on Monday, “I’m in shock. I’ve lost a dear friend and the world has lost a great talent – singer Jimi Jamison.”
Survivor posted the following message on their Facebook page, “The entire Survivor family 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.”
Peterik’s camp sent over these details about Jimi’s achievements with Survivor, “Jimi Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 and recorded a number of the band’s best-known songs including, ‘I Can’t Hold Back’ as well such Billboard Top 10 hits as, ‘High On You,’ ‘The Search is Over,’ and ‘Is this Love’ among others.”