Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of Eighties rock bands Cobra and Survivor, passed away August 31 after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports. He was 63. Jamison’s booking manager confirmed to TMZ that the former Survivor singer had died. Jamison served as Survivor’s lead singer from 1984 until 1988, proving the vocals for the band’s hits like “The Moment of Truth” fromThe Karate Kid, “Is This Love,” and “Burning Heart” from Rocky IV. As a solo artist, he recorded the track “I’m Always Here,” which became the memorable theme song for the TV series Baywatch.
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.”
80’s fans mourn.