It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of our friend and original lead singer, Jimmy Ellis, on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Jimmy's contributions to the group, both in his personality and in his amazing tenor, will never be forgotten. We join the Ellis family and friends and fans all over the world in mourning his loss. Jimmy will best be remembered as the Trammps' lead singer from the group's beginnings in the early 1970s, through all of our great hits, until his retirement in 2010.
God speed, Jimmy. You will always be remembered with love and respect.