Lounge singerJimmy Damon dies on 75th birthday

April 28, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Jimmy Damon, known as Chicago's quintessential lounge singer, passed away late Saturday after battling a rare heart disease. It was also Damen's 75th birthday.

Born in Memphis, Damon moved to Chicago in the mid-1960's and set out on his musical career. His style reportedly influenced Bill Murray's popular lounge singing character "Nick," first on stage at second city and later on Saturday Night Live.

Damon had been battling a rare heart disease.

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