September 02, 2014 02:40:39 GMT
Jamison, who was the lead singer of Cobra and Survivor, passed away from heart attack at his home in Memphis, his booking agent says.
Jimi Jamison, who was the lead singer of Cobra and Survivor, passed away at the age of 63. According to TMZ, the singer's booking agent, Sally Irwin, said that Jamison had a heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday night, August 31.
The sad news was confirmed by his family's attorney Jeff Ward. In a statement to WMCActionNews5, the lawyer said, "Jimi was a friend to everyone he met. He was a loving father and grandfather and was always a person who valued people more than anything else."
"The family has asked for privacy during this extremely difficult time. In lieu of any demonstrations of sympathy, the family has requested that donations be made to Jimi's favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital," he continued.
Survivor, who performed with Jamison in Morgan Hill, Calif. on Saturday night, tweeted their condolences on Monday. "Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts,love & prayers go out to his friends & family," the band wrote.
Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 and was with the band until 1989. His vocals is featured on some songs such as "The Search Is Over", "Is This Love", "The Moment of Truth" from "The Karate Kid" and "Rocky IV" soundtrack "Burning Heart". He also co-wrote and sang "Baywatch" theme song "I'm Always Here".