Singer Mojo Nixon passes away on cruise ship

Feb 09, 2024

Mojo Nixon, the American alternative musician, actor, and DJ renowned for his 1987 hit “Elvis Is Everywhere,” has passed away at the age of 66. Nixon was found dead onboard the annual Outlaw Country Cruise hosted on the Norwegian Pearl, where he was a regular performer and co-host. His unexpected death occurred just after he had performed the night before.

According to his family, Nixon died of a cardiac event. In a statement posted on Facebook, they honored his legacy and vibrant personality, describing him as a "full-tilt, wide-open rock hard" individual who lived life to the fullest. They recounted his final moments, highlighting a blazing show, a spirited night, and cherished moments shared with bandmates and friends over breakfast.

Nixon's passing marks the end of an era in the music world, leaving behind a legacy of energy, passion, and creativity that inspired countless fans and fellow artists alike. His contributions to the alternative music scene and his unique style will be remembered fondly by those whose lives he touched.

photo credit: Outlaw Country Cruise