Mojo Nixon Dies — Rockabilly Singer, SiriusXM Host Was 66
2024/02/08

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Mojo Nixon, the singer and host on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country channel, has passed away at the age of 64. He was found dead after a night of celebration on the Outlaw Country Cruise. Nixon had a wild and diverse career in punk, rockabilly, and comedy music. His most popular songs borrowed from all three genres and often referenced celebrities. In addition to his music, Nixon also acted and appeared in the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic Great Balls of Fire. News of Nixon's death was confirmed on Facebook with a heartfelt tribute describing him as a rock-hard, energetic, and lively presence. Nixon's music career began in the early 1980s and he gained popularity in 1987 with his album Bo-Day-Shus!!!. He hosted various shows on SiriusXM in the 2000s, and his death on the Outlaw Country Cruise was seen as fitting for his vibrant persona. Nixon is survived by his wife, two sons, and extended family.

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