Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of John Mann, singer and songwriter of Spirit of the West who recently passed away.
John Fraser Mann (September 18, 1962 – November 20, 2019) was a Canadian rock musician, songwriter and actor. He was best known as the frontman of the folk rock band Spirit of the West.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Mann relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, to study theatre at Studio 58. He left Studio 58 in 1983 and co-founded the band Spirit of the West. The band released its first independent album the following year.
John Mann Cause of Death.
John Mann died after a long battle with Alzheimer, he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease when he was 50, Mr. Mann died Wednesday in Vancouver at 57.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
I’m so sorry to hear about John Mann. My heart goes out to Jill, one of the strongest people I know.
We know how difficult the past few years have been. Now a vital voice has been silenced.
He will be missed by so many.
But he left us with so much.
Thank you John.
— Stephen Quinn (@CBCStephenQuinn) November 21, 2019
Very sad to hear about John Mann. He was a beautiful, mischievous dude with a deep gift as a performer. His eyes held a long tunnel of light, and he shared it generously with all who came in his orbit. Canada is lesser and Venice has sunk.
— dave bidini (@hockeyesque) November 21, 2019
We want to note, with great sadness, the passing of John Mann from Spirit Of The West, a great talent who left an indelible mark on Canadian music. Rest in peace, fellow traveler. pic.twitter.com/49fqLBn96h
— Lowest Of The Low (@LowestOfTheLow) November 21, 2019
Sad news. John Mann, lead singer of Spirit of the West, has passed away at just 57. In addition to his musical talent, he’ll be remembered for his generous spirit and heart in being open about his disease and inspiring others to do the same. Our condolences go out to his family. pic.twitter.com/p4IsAHsL4f
— Alzheimer Society of Canada (@AlzCanada) November 21, 2019
Lots of mentions of Home For a Rest in the tributes to John Mann. But worth noting that 25 years ago SOTW were singing about climate change, disabled rights and taking care of our most vulnerable.
— Owen Green (@OwenWGreen) November 21, 2019
So saddened to hear about the passing of John Mann. Such a beautiful voice, brilliant musician, powerful artist, and truly wonderful human being. Our heart goes out to Jill and the kids.
— Brent Butt (@BrentButt) November 21, 2019
#ALZHEIMERSSUCKS I hope the planet finds a cure for this terrible disease. So much love going out to the whimsically incredible John Mann and family. He left a trail of dancing maniacs behind him- and a lot of car and shower singers!Thank you dear John.
— jann arden (@jannarden) November 21, 2019