Folk Singer Hobo Jim Died at 69 Due to Cancer

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We are totally heartbroken to announce that Another Well Known folk singer Hobo Jim had recently left this world. Hobo Jim Death news is circulating on social media on October 6, 2021. Thousands of fans and followers of Hobo Jim were paying tribute and mourns his death. May the legendary Singer’s soul rest in peace. We will learn more about his death later in the article.

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Who is Hobo Jim?

Hobo Jim also well remembered with the name Jim Varsos was an American folk singer-songwriter. With his amazing guitar skills, he becomes one of the most famous guitar players in Alaska. Not only this in 1994 he was officially declared as a balladeer of Alaska. Hobo was born in 1952 in  Madison, Wisconsin. From a very small age, he started playing guitar. Some sources claim it was just 12 years. His name is well associated with “Iditarod Trail Song”. He has also co-written notable songs like “The Rock” and “Empty”.

Hobo Jim received Honorary Doctorate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in fine arts. But sadly he became the victim of terminal cancer the information of which he unveiled on 18 September.

Hobo Jim Death

Hobo Jim Death is a big loss to Alaska. He was a widely recognized and praised guitarist.  Social media is overflow with mourning messages. It shows how much love and support from the public he received when he was alive. The place where he breath last time was  Nashville, Tennessee on October 4. The circumstances around his death will be discussed in the below paragraph.

Bill Walker reacted to the death of his friend “This is a sad day for Alaskans as we say farewell to one of our own, a true Alaska legend, Jim Varso’s “Hobo Jim” who passed peacefully last night. Jim was a beloved friend of ours. Donna and I have gone through the many emails and messages we shared with him over the years and know that there will never be another Hobo Jim. We are holding his dear wife, Cyndi, close at heart and extend our deepest sympathies at the loss of this good man and great Alaskan.”

social media user Katie Lloyd reacted when he got to know about Jim Varsos’s death “We are heartbroken to learn of the swift passing of James Varsos yesterday. Hobo Jim was a friend of the kennel as he was for so many mushers. He touched all of our lives with his radiant smile and endless energy. It feels empty knowing we will never again sing along live with him in this lifetime, but we know the choirs of heaven gained a good one. We are full of gratitude for the time he shared with us all. “

 

Diagnosed With Cancer

On September 18, 2021, Jim Varsos confirmed that he was suffering from terminal cancer. People on the social media spaces pray and wish for the fast recovery of the legend. But later on 4 October, he succumb to the battle with cancer. This is really heartbroken for his fan-following in the world. The family member did not reveal anything about his obituary yet. We will pass on the information if there would be any update from there side.


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