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Jim Seals dies: Seals and Crofts singer with hits like Summer Breeze die at 80

Jim Seals formed half of the soft-rock bands Seals and Crofts with huge hits like Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl and Get Closer

Jim Seals is dead
Jim Seals is dead

Jim Seals has passed away at the age of 80.

The star’s friends and relatives confirmed his death on Monday, but did not give an immediate cause of death.

Cousin Brady Seals took to Instagram to share the news, writing: “I just learned that James ‘Jimmy’ Seals has passed away. My heart just breaks for his wife Ruby and their kids.

“Please keep them in your prayers. What an incredible legacy he left.”

Jim formed the popular band Seals and Crofts with Darrel ‘Dash’ Crofts in 1969 and they went on to have big hits like Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl and Get Closer.

The band never made it to the top, but the tunes entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.







Jim Seals and Dash Crofts of rock and roll group Seals And Crofts
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They split in 1980 but went on to have some brief reunions decades later.

Fellow musicians also paid tribute to Jim following the news.

Among those who sent messages of condolence was John Ford Coley, who took to Facebook to share a lengthy tribute.

He wrote: “I’ve spent a large part of my musical life with this man. We toured together, he and Dash invited us to sing on Seals and Crofts, and we played. with him for many years.

“I think he’s a stubborn man, colored by woolly musical genius and a very deep and contemplative man. sure.”

He ended the post with a nod to one of Jim’s songs: “This is a difficult one on many levels because this is a passing musical era for me. And it never will. pass this way too, as his song says.”

The singer’s fans also took to Twitter to share messages of their own.







Soft rock duo Seals and Crofts formed in 1969
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One user tweeted: “Summer Breeze is the epitome of all good things in life. Jim Seals captured it in that amazing piece of art. He clearly comes from a spiritual place with greats. songs like “Hummingbird”, “We May Never Pass This Way Again”, etc.

“We were lucky to have him.”

Another said: “Hope you feel an eternal ‘Summer Breeze’ Jim Seals. #RIP #SealsCroft”

Jim is survived by his wife Ruby and their children Joshua, Juliette and Sutherland.

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