Three Dog Night Member Dies at 67 [VIDEO]
Jimmy Greenspoon passed away from cancer Wednesday at age 67 and the Band Three Dog Night lost a founding member. In their Facebook post, they said
"We are very saddened at the passing of our dear friend and longtime band mate, Jimmy Greenspoon. Jimmy died peacefully at home today surrounded by his family. Please keep him and his loved ones in your prayers and your hearts."
Jimmy explained his situation on GoFundme with a painful to read: "On October 11, I started having strange visions and sensations. My wife took me to the hospital where a CT Scan revealed a brain tumor. I was transported to a different hospital with a good neurological team. The tumor was removed on October 13th and diagnosed as a metastatic melanoma. Upon further examination, 3 spots were found on my right lung and one spot on my liver. There is a team of doctors working on a treatment plan, which they are confident will work. Only problem is I will be a cancer patient for the rest of my life and the costs will be astronomical!! Could you all help me out, please?"
His wife Susie saw his end coming, stating:
"The past few days have been very difficult. The nurse said Jimmy is close to going to meet God. Jimmy whispered he is seeing Angels. Heather and I continue to work as a team taking care of The Maestro. His comfort is our utmost concern, and Jimmy is comfortable. I've made the immediate arrangements to be put in place when Jimmy's journey ends. It's all so very heartbreaking.
Thanks to all for your messages, prayers and donations. Please keep Jimmy in your prayers.
Peace to all, Susie"
When last checked, the GoFundMe site had raised almost $23,000 of a needed $60,000. If you feel compelled, I am sure they would appreciate your donation.
Jimmy had a brain tumor removed late last year, but it was melanoma in his liver and lungs that took the founding member of the band.
In addition to Three Dog Night, Jimmy had also performed with alongside legends including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and the Beach Boys, and worked with Linda Ronstadt, America, the Beach Boys, Cheech & Chong and others on their music. He also co-wrote the 1991 memoir “One is the Loneliest Number: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with the Legendary Rock Band Three Dog Night.”
He leaves a great legacy of music, such as their hit "One."