logo
twitter.com/SamBaileyREAL
twitter.com/SamBaileyREAL

Singer Joe Longthorne Dead at 64

Rodolfo Vieira
Aug 03, 2019
06:07 P.M.

Joe Longthonre, the world-famous singer and impressionist, has recently passed away at the age of 64, leaving behind a legacy that only a few can come close to.

Advertisement

The musician drew his last breath this Saturday, August 3, in his bedroom and laying in the arms of James Moran, his devoted husband of 21 years.

The sad announcement was made through the singer's official website, where it says that he died holding his beloved rosary beads against his chest.

HIS EARLY YEARS

Born Joseph Patrick Longthorne on May 31, 1995, in Kingston, he started catching everyone's attention at locally and become one of the biggest stars of "Junior Showtime" in 1969.

Advertisement

Week after week, Longthorne wowed the audience with fantastic performances and never failed to impress. After leaving the show at the age of 16, he already had quite a lot of experience regarding show business.

MULTIPLE HEALTH PROBLEMS

His big break came in 1981 by ITVs "Search For A Star," and he quickly went on to be featured in several other shows and events, such as "The Laughter Show" and the "Royal Variety Performance."

Advertisement

Unfortunately, Longthorne was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1989, news that shocked him to the bone. Later on, he said:

"Cancer is not a word you expect to hear when things are going so well. I felt invincible and suddenly out of the blue, I felt helpless. I had two choices - to give in or fight."

The performer chose the latter and continued pushing out multiple albums throughout the 90s and showing up on stage to deliver powerful performances.

During that time, Longshore was also diagnosed with Leukemia, and his health issues were further complicated by a bone marrow transplant in 2006.

Advertisement

DODGING DEATH

He was so close to death that he was given the last rites by a priest. Miraculously, he made a spectacular recovery and resumed his successful career.

Five years later, in 2011, Longhtorne was involved in a severe car crash that could have taken his life but managed to walk away with a broken nose and broken ribs.

In 2014, he was also submitted to surgery to remove a cancerous tumor located on the right side of his throat, a result of the mouth cancer he was diagnosed with.

The late-artist was very well-loved by fans, friends and family, and was known for his trademark good humor. He is survived by sister Ann and brother John.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Susan Crow Mourns Beloved Husband Tony Bennett’s Death: He Was No Longer ‘Old Tony'

July 23, 2023

‘My Whole Life Ended’: Michael Bublé Put Job on Hold While Son Battled Cancer & ‘Fell’ When Chemo Was Over

September 23, 2023

Michael Landon Spent Final 24 Hours with Kids near His Bed: His Son Cared for Him like a Child

July 24, 2023

Presley Scott Harwell Passed Away Shortly after Birth – Facts about Steve Harwell's Son

September 05, 2023

Sinéad O’Connor’s 3 Kids Survived Their Mother — Two of Them Are Her Carbon Copy

July 27, 2023

Poor Pool Cleaner Finds Secret Door in Old Lady's Pool, Buys His Own Mansion Next Week – Story of the Day

October 26, 2023

Jimmy Buffett Has Died: He Shared His Last Pic Weeks before Passing after a 4-Year Battle with Merkel Cell Skin Cancer

September 03, 2023

Boss Fires Lady Because She Looks ‘Too Old,’ Next Day Sends Limo for Her and Begs Her To Return — Story of the Day

September 27, 2023

This Guy Lost His First Love Due to Breast Cancer 43 Years before He Lost This Girl

October 20, 2023

Son Puts Mother in Nursing Home, Returns Home and Finds His Suitcases on the Doorstep — Story of the Day

August 04, 2023

Ann Jillian Admires Her Grandkid with Husband of 46 Years – He Helped Her Fight Cancer & Raise ‘Miracle’ Son

July 25, 2023

Tony Bennett Dies at 96: Ex-wife Patricia Beech Was on Date When He Saw Her & Was ‘Taken with Her Beauty'

July 21, 2023

Ozzy Osbourne Bought Sharon a Tiffany Ring Every Time They Fought — He Would 'Be Dead' If Not for Her

July 05, 2023

Tony Bennett’s Last Photo before Death Unveiled: He Looked ‘Not All There’ in It

July 24, 2023