We are sorry to bring you the sad news that Jimmy Thornton, proud member of the Irish Musicians Association of America, died recently of pancreatic cancer.
Tim McGinnis, Harry Costello of Gaelic Park fame, and Jimmy Thornton
Tim McGinnis, Chairman of the Irish Musicians Association said this; "After being informed of the side effects and complications of chemotherapy and radiation, he chose to foregoe treatment and he immediately entered hospice. He lived his last three month with dignity and his passing was very peaceful.
At Jimmy's reaquest, there will be no services.
One of Jimmy's last performances was at iBAM! in late October. Here he is seen mentoring Declan McShane, whom he asked to perform with the other Irish musicians that day.
May he rest in peace.