Lead Singer of 1980’s Rock Band, Survivor, Dead at 63

Courtesy, survivorband.com

Courtesy, survivorband.com

(CNN) — Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits “The Search is Over” and “Burning Heart” for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63.

“The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison,” the band’s official Facebook page said. “Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Jamison joined the band in 1984 after Survivor scored the No. 1 hit “Eye of the Tiger,” from the “Rocky III” soundtrack. Original lead singer Dave Bickler left the band for medical reasons.

Jimi Jamison, right, performs with Survivor on August 30, 2014, in Morgan Hill, California.

Jamison sang on five Top 20 singles. In addition to “The Search is Over,” which peaked at No. 4, and “Burning Heart,” which made it to No. 2 on the charts and was on the “Rocky IV” soundtrack, Jamison provided vocals for “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You,” and “Is This Love.”

Read more at CNN.com

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