John Mann, Lead Singer of Spirit Of The West, Has Died

A Great Canadian!

Canadian singer John Mann, best known as the lead singer of Spirit of the West, has died. He was 57.

Born in Calgary, Mann died peacefully yesterday (November 20, 2019) in Vancouver surrounded by family and friends.

In 2014, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. At the time, he was also in remission from colorectal cancer. Mann continued to perform, using an iPad with lyrics to help him.

Mann is survived by his wife, playwright Jill Daum, and grown children Harlan and Hattie.

Rest in peace, John Mann. You will be missed.

Lead photo courtesy of Alec Watson.