David Hasselhoff says the death of Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of rock group Survivor and the voice of the Baywatch theme tune, has upset him “horribly”.
Speaking in London to promote his new UKTV comedy Hoff the Record, Hasselhoff told RadioTimes.com that he eerily heard about the singer’s death right after performing the theme tune himself on stage during his Celebrate the 80s and 90s with the Hoff! Tour.
Hasselhoff told us: “It totally freaked me out. I get an email, and I had just got off stage singing my version of the Baywatch theme song.
“It just upset me horribly because he is my all time favourite singer and because of that theme song, I have never had a chance to thank him, so I felt terrible. When I heard the Baywatch theme tune again today it just hit me again. I will sit down and have a think and see what I can to live his legacy and move on.
“He was only a year older than me so it’s also kind of scary.”
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.