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Rock Drummer Jakson ‘Thunderfoot’ Spires Dies At 53

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jakson “Thunderfood Spires, drummer for the Southern Rock All-Stars and Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday morning, March 16th, from a brain aneurysm in Ft Pierce, Florida, at the age of 53.

Mr. Spires was a drummer and songwriter for Blackfoot, which he formed with childhood friends in the '70s and '80s, and then joined the Southern Rock All-Stars. Both bands did several national tours, and members of Blackfoot reunited recently and were planning to start another tour in April.

A foundation has been set up in Jak's name, and donations can be sent to:
Thunderfoot Foundation
P. O. Box 3091
Lantana, FL 33465-3091

Two celebrations of Jak's life have been planned by his former bandmates and friends. The first, on April 17th, will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Orlando, Florida, and the second, on May 1st, will be in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Details for these events will be posted on the Southern Rock All-Stars’ website as they are finalized. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers