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Molly Hatchet’s Jimmy Farrar Dead at 68

Former Molly Hatchet vocalist Jimmy Farrar has died at the age of 68.

Jimmy Farrar, former lead singer of the Southern rock band Molly Hatchet passed away the morning of Monday, October 29th. Farrar’s daughter, Jamaica confirmed her father’s death via Facebook post that was later shared by the band.

Tim Lindsey, Molly Hatchet’s bassist shared his condolences shortly after.

Speaking with Swampland, Farrar spoke about his decision to leave the band in 1982.

He said: “I had to fly home for the birth of my son and I only got to spend one night at home and then it was back to the airport and back to the west coast to play more shows. That was very hard for me. We had a lot of internal problems in the band, drinking and drugs and just stress from the road. And living away from my family was like a living hell for me and I knew that I could not raise my family 5000 miles away. I made the choice to go home and raise my family.”

Following his departure from Molly Hatchet, Farrar went on to play with Predator, Section 8 and Gator Country.

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