Danville native, musician, actor, and radio DJ, Mojo Nixon died on Wednesday at 66. Nixon’s family confirmed his death to Rolling Stone. Nixon died while aboard the Outlaw Country Cruise that he was co-hosting.

“August 2, 1957 — February 7, 2024 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…,” his family shared in a statement to Rolling Stone. “Passing after a blazing show, a raging night, closing the bar, taking no prisoners + a good breakfast with bandmates and friends.

“A cardiac event on the Outlaw Country Cruise is about right… & that’s just how he did it, Mojo has left the building,” his family’s statement continued. “Since Elvis is everywhere, we know he was waiting for him in the alley out back. Heaven help us all.”

Nixon received notoriety for his hit song “Elvis is Everywhere” in 1987 and “Don Henley Must Die” in 1990. His acting career included appearances in “Great Balls of Fire” in 1989 and “Super Marios Bros.” in 1993.

Nixon went on to become a radio DJ in San Diego and Cincinnati. He then went on to DJ for SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

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