Mojo Nixon best remembered for his eccentric hit Elvis Is Everywhere, has tragically passed away following his appearance on a Country Music Cruise.
Nixon, originally named Neill Kirby McMillan Jr., was discovered deceased on Wednesday following a "cardiac event" while aboard the yearly Outlaw Country Cruise, as stated by his family in a Facebook post.
The You Can’t Kill Me artist took the stage during the cruise the previous evening. He was a regular performer and also served as a co-host on the yearly journey.
“Mojo Nixon. How you live is how you should die. Mojo Nixon was full-tilt, wide-open rock hard, root hog, corner on two wheels + on fire…,” wrote his family.
The statement added, “Passing after a blazing show, a raging night, closing the bar, taking no prisoners + a good breakfast with bandmates and friends.”
It is further added in the statement, “A cardiac event on the Outlaw Country Cruise is about right… & that’s just how he did it, Mojo has left the building.”
“Since Elvis is everywhere, we know he was waiting for him in the alley out back. Heaven help us all,” concluded the statement.
It is pertinent to mention that born on August 2, 1957, in North Carolina, the artist grew up in Virginia but launched his music journey in Denver, where he became a member of the punk ensemble Zebra 123.
Two years after the popularity of Elvis Is Everywhere, Nixon ventured into the realm of acting.
He took on the role of James Van Eaton in the 1989 biopic Great Balls of Fire, depicting Jerry Lee Lewis.
His acting résumé also encompassed roles in films like Super Mario Bros in 1993 and Car 54, Where Are You? in the subsequent year.