Hobo Jim Death – James Varsos: a vocalist lyricist who performed under the name Hobo Jim — passed on Tuesday, under three weeks after he reported a terminal disease conclusion, a companion said.
Varsos, 68, declared on Sept. 18 that he was relied upon to have three to a half years to live. He passed on Tuesday in his Nashville, Tennessee, home with his better half, said his companion Charlie Weimer.
Varsos is most popular for the “Iditarod Trail Song” and made music about excavators, lumberjacks, anglers, mushers, and the outside. He was named Alaska’s true entertainer.
Varsos drew aficionados of any age with his fiery exhibitions and clear enthusiasm for engaging, Weimer said.
He came to Alaska in 1972 and went gaga for the Kenai Peninsula, at last getting comfortable Soldotna, as indicated by news files. Varsos was a functioning outdoorsman and a nonconformist who was fascinated by the Alaska way of life, Weimer said. He visited around the state and nation, giving crowds Outside a brief look at life in Alaska before the web existed.
Varsos encountered an extreme aggravation while performing at the current year’s Alaska State Fair that deteriorated during a presentation in Wyoming, he wrote in a Facebook post. He was determined to have end-stage malignant growth after he got back to Tennessee, he composed.
A GoFundMe had raised around $53,000 by Wednesday evening for Varsos’ better half.