Jimi Jamison, the Survivor frontman who sang The Search Is Over and Burning Heart, has died of a heart attack at age 63.
The singer died Sunday night at his home in Memphis, according to TMZ.
"Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison," the band posted on its official Twitter feed late Monday. "Our thoughts, love & prayers go out to his friends & family."
Jamison did not sing on Survivor's biggest hit, 1982's Eye of the Tiger, having joined the group in 1984 after Dave Bickler left the band when he developed polyps on his vocal cords. He had previously fronted a band called Cobra. Jamison sang with Survivor until 1988 and later rejoined in 2000. His other hits with the band included High on You, Is This Love and The Moment of Truth from the 1984 movie The Karate Kid.
As a solo act, he recorded the theme for the TV series Baywatch, called I'm Always Here. Early in his career, he contributed background vocals to albums by ZZ Top, George Thorogood and Joe Walsh, and he once turned down an offer to replace Ian Gillan as the lead singer of Deep Purple.
Jamison had performed with Survivor Aug. 30 in Morgan Hill, Calif., and the band was slated to start another run of shows Sept. 12 in Parker, Colo.