Jimmy O’Neill, host of the ABC-TV music show “Shindig” that featured nearly every big-name music act of the ’60s including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and many others, has died, his daughter said Saturday on Facebook. LA Radio.com listed his age at 72 and said he had suffered from a heart condition and diabetes for many years.
“On January 11th, our beloved father Jimmy O’Neill peacefully transitioned into a better place,” Katy O’Neill posted on her father’s page on Facebook. “His vivacious laugh, talented voice, sense of humor and warm heart will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. His legacy will live on and he will never leave our hearts. Thank you to all our friends and family for all of your support during this difficult time. Blessings. Graciously, Katy O’Neill and our entire family.”
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