Jimi Jamison, lead singer of the band Survivor, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 63.
Jamison joined Survivor in 1984, when he replaced Dave Bickler on the hit album Vital Signs. The next few years were the band’s most prolific, with the hits “Burning Heart” (US #2), “The Search Is Over” (US #4), “High on You” (US #8), “Is This Love” (US #9) and “I Can’t Hold Back” (US #13)
Despite sounding alike, Jimi did not sing the lead vocals of their biggest hit, “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme from Rocky III (1982)
He had recently rejoined the band in 2011 after two previous stints (twice replacing Bickler) and was currently on tour.