Lead Singer of Grammy-Nominated Group Sadly Passes After Parkinson’s Disease Complications

June 20, 2019Jun 20, 2019

Fans of the Grammy-nominated musical trio “The Lettermen” are currently mourning the loss of the group’s co-founder and lead singer. Jim Pike, who was 82 years old at the time of his death, sadly passed away on June 9th. News of his passing was not released until June 20th.

According to the Washington Post, the late musician died of complications with Parkinson’s Disease. His death reportedly occurred at his home in Prescott, Arizona.

The music group, which began in 1959, released several top-charting songs during their long-running music career. Some of their most popular hits include “The Way You Look Tonight,” “When I Fall in Love” and “Everything’s Good About You.”

The group received three Grammy nominations throughout their years together. In 1961, they were nominated for Best New Artist. “A Song For Young Love” was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 1962, as well as “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” in 1968.

Pike left the group in 1973 before moving on to other musical endeavors. He is survived by his wife, Sue, and his daughter, Kelly.

Please keep Pike’s loved ones in your prayers as they cope with this difficult loss. In other trending news, Meghan McCain howled at Joy Behar during a recent segment of “The View” as they were discussing President Trump’s re-election campaign launch.