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The Shadows of Knight Singer Jimmy Sohns’ Cause of Death


The lead singer of The Shadows of Knight rock band and the unforgettable voice of its famous hit “Gloria,” Jimmy Sohns’ cause of death has been clarified after the legend passed away earlier this week (July 2022) at the age of 75.

May the star rest in power; we send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends, and fans.

The heartbreaking news of his death was confirmed and announced by the band in a statement shared on their official Instagram account and also by his daughter.

Lead singer of ’60s hugely famous band “The Shadows of Knight” Jimmy Sohns had been hospitalized earlier this week and then unfortunately his daughter announced his passing news on Friday.

The band’s Instagram page shared its sorrow at his death. ‘Devastated. Rest in Peace my dear friend,’ the post read in the caption.

His band’s hit “Gloria” was initially recorded and performed by Van Morrison, though it came to fame by Chicago’s The Shadows of Knight upon its December 1965 publication. It reached the Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Sohns and a friend still ran the band’s social media pages in the last few years, although he no longer performed.

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The Shadows of Knight kicked off his work in 1964 with Sohns who was only 16 at that time, as well as:

  • Warren Rogers (lead guitar)
  • Roger Spielmann (lead and rhythm guitar/vocals)
  • Norm Gotsch (rhythm guitar)
  • Wayne Pursell (bass)
  • Tom Schiffour (drums)

The initial lineup changed over the next two years, when Joe Kelley (bass), Jerry McGeorge (guitar, vocals), and David ‘Hawk’ Wolinski (bass) replaced Pursell, Gotsch, and Rogers.

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Health Problems Finally Became Jimmy Sohns’ Cause of Death

Jimmy Sohns’ cause of death has been revealed by his daughter; according to official reports, beloved Jimmy was hospitalized earlier this week following suffering a stroke. Jimmy Sohns was fighting for life and experiencing treatment. Although he bravely battled, couldn’t survive and days ago took his last breath.

Jimmy, who suffered a stroke back in 2016 when he had to set up a GoFundMe page to back the expense of his treatment, lost his life because of his last stroke as his daughter said.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

The Shadows of Knight resumed to have band members come and go, and by mid-1967, Sohns was the only remaining initial member. The band would record three studio albums by 1969 but never could recapture significant attention.

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A remastered version of their first two albums was released in 1998, and the group additionally recorded many live albums, such as a 50th-anniversary reunion. The newest version of The Shadows of Knight was still traveling as lately in 2016.

Born in Chicago in 1946 as James Alan Sohns, he was inducted into the Chicago Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. The is no information about him beyond the daughter that disclosed his passing.

No memorial plans were presently available.

Also, Australian music icon and unique singer, Archie Roach’s cause of death has been partly revealed after the legend passed away on July 30, 2022, at the age of 66.

He was the ARIA-Award-winning Indigenous singer who came to fame with his hit song Took The Children Away and with the hit he became the anthem for the stolen generation.

The heartbreaking death news was confirmed by Archie Roach’s family in a statement shared soon after he lost his life; it reads, “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/Djab Wurrung), Bundjalung Senior Elder, songman and storyteller Archie Roach.”

Archie’s most well-known song, the one that kicked off his career in 1990, was both sorrowful and hopeful, telling the story of the Indigenous children taken from their parents by the state.

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