Jimi Jamison Survivor Lead Singer Dead at 63

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Jimi Jamison Survivor Lead Singer Dead at 63

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

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Jimi 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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Jimi Jamison Death Due To Meth

11/11/2014 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The lead singer of Survivor died from a stroke and methamphetamine abuse ... according to autopsy results.

Jimi Jamison had a narrowing of his arteries and cardiovascular disease ... according to the report -- however it lists the brain stroke as the ultimate cause of death. He died back in September at his home in Memphis.

Jamison took over as the band's frontman in 1984 -- after their biggest hit, "Eye of the Tiger" -- but was responsible for several other hits like ... "The Search is Over" and "Is This Love?"

Jamison was 63.




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