Mojo Nixon, the psychobilly musician and radio host who gained cult status for his rabble rousing and celebrity spoofs like the 1987 hit “Elvis Is Everywhere”, died on Wednesday aboard a country music cruise that he was co-hosting. He was 66.
His death was confirmed by Matt Eskey, the director of a 2020 documentary film about Mr. Nixon. He said that Mr. Nixon had a “cardiac event” while he was asleep as the Outlaw Country Cruise was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
A statement posted by the film‘s official Facebook page said that Mr. Nixon had died “after a blazing show, a raging night, closing the bar, taking no prisoners.”
He went on to record several more albums, both solo and with other collaborators, including with the backup band the Toadliquors, and also worked as an actor and radio D.J. In recent years, he became a radio host on Sirius XM, where he hosted the afternoon show on the Outlaw Country channel under the name “the Loon in the Afternoon.”
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Nixon also hosted the NASCAR-themed Mojo Nixon’s Manifold Destiny on SIRIUSXM NASCAR Radio.