Jimi Jamison died of heart attack at his home in Memphis, TMZ reported.
During his time with the band Survivor which started in 1984, the band brought the hits such as “Eye of the Tiger”. Jimi 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 joined Survivor after their then-lead singer, David Bickler, was forced to leave the group after developing polyps on his vocal chords shortly after Survivor recorded their biggest hit, the Grammy-winning Rocky III cut “Eye of the Tiger.” In 1984, following the dissolution of Cobra, Jamison stepped in as Survivor lead singer, recording three albums with the band, 1984′s Vital Signs, 1986′s When Seconds Count and 1988′s Too Hot to Sleep. Survivor disbanded in 1989, but reformed in 1993 with Bickler back at the microphone. Jamison would eventually rejoin Survivor in 2000 for another six years.
If you were already banging your head in the 80’s with the Survivor hits, perhaps you’ll remember their hits Burning Heart which led vocals by Jamison.