Famous music legend was just found dead in his California home. Praying for his family during this time.
He is a member of the group behind the hit song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. The wonderful and talented Mitch Margo has passed away at age 70 according to reports.
His family released a statement saying that Margo died Nov. 24 in Studio City, California. They did not release any further details about his death and haven’t still today.
Margo was one of the original member of the Tokens. The singing group was known for being based their hit on a recording of a Zulu folk song. When he was just 9 years old he started singing a cappella with his brother. Little did he know it would pay off for the rest of his life. Now he’s a legend.
He was just a young high school kid in Brooklyn at the time that the Tokens formed. That’s also when they recorded their first song.
Throughout his career in music, he also played piano, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Not only that, but he even worked as a music producer when needed.
It was then 1969 to 1972 that he decided to leave music for a little while and serve in the Army, in the Special Services division.
And as if that wasn’t enough talent for one man he was a painter as well. His art is featured in the children’s book “The Very First Adventure of Fulton T. Firefly.” He was a truly talented man, and he will never be forgotten.
Mitch is survived by his sons, Damien and Ari; a brother, Phil; and a sister, Maxine, as well as nephews and a niece. Please continue to keep this family in your prayers during this heartbreaking time.
RIP Mitch. You we’re a true legend. You will be missed.