Survivor frontman and singer of Baywatch theme Jimi Jamison dead at 63

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of the rock band Survivor, died of a heart attack on Aug 31, 2014. He was 63. -- PHOTO: JIMI JAMISON/ FACEBOOK
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of the rock band Survivor, died of a heart attack on Aug 31, 2014. He was 63. -- PHOTO: JIMI JAMISON/ FACEBOOK

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of the rock band Survivor, died of a heart attack on Aug 31, 2014. He was 63. 

The band issued a statement on their official Facebook page saying: "The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends."

Guitarist Frankie Sullivan also wrote on Facebook:

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Born in Mississippi, Jamison first found fame in the early 1980s as the lead singer of the band Cobra.

Joining Survivor in 1984, two years after the release of their No. 1 hit Eye Of The Tiger, Jamison recorded three albums with the band, Vital Signs in 1984, When Seconds Count in 1986 and Too Hot to Sleep in 1988.

Jamison continued as a solo artist for a couple of years when Survivor disbanded in 1989. He released two albums; When Love Comes Down and Empires.

As a solo artist, Jamison also sang the track I'm Always Here, which was used as the theme song for popular TV series Baywatch.

Jamison rejoined the band in 2000, left again in 2006 and rejoined again in 2011. The band had performed in California on Aug 30, 2014 and were scheduled to begin another tour on September 12.