Singer John Mann Death | Obituary – Spirit of the West

Singer John Mann Obituary

Canadian folk-rock legends, Spirit of the West, John Mann is dead at the age of 57. John Mann’s song “Home For a Rest” has been a party anthem since 1990.

Singer John Mann Cause Of Death

John  Mann died at home in Vancouver from early-onset Alzheimer’s. He was diagnosed with the incurable progressive brain disorder when he was 50, going public with the news in 2014.

“Surrounded by friends and loving family until the end, all were reminded of John’s rich legacy,” reads a statement, issued by the band. “He was a potent force in music, acting — onstage, in movies and on television, and was world renowned as a songwriter. As well, he was a foresightful activist and charitable figure for several worthwhile organizations. His work will resound long after his untimely passing.

“His career spanned nearly 40 years and included multiple film roles, numerous star turns in theatre, and fame as lead singer and spell-binding front-person of Canadian musical group Spirit of the West,’ it continued. “John was a man of uncommon courage, was a loyal and beloved friend, a gentleman of great social conscience, and a soul brimming with creativity and enthusiasm.

“Most importantly he was a loving father to Harlan & Hattie and a wonderful husband to Jill Daum,” it concludes. “A private memorial service will be held later.”