Mitch Margo

May 25, 1947 – Nov 24, 2017 (Age 70)


Mitch Margo, a member of the group behind the hit song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in the early 1960s, has died at his California home, according to the Associated Press. He was 70. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

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One of many songs that helped me grow up in the sixties. A light has gone out in my life. I'm deeply saddened.

I remember Mitch back in 1963,1964 when he lived on ocean parkway across from Lincoln H.S. We hung out with the same crowd. Followed his music and many talents he had. He will be missed.

I'm a big fan of the Tokens and Mitch was my favorite member I was very shocked when I read that he passed away to his family I'm so sorry for your loss he will be greatly missed

One of my favorites. RIP

God be with you all. Mitch was a beautiful talent who will be sorely missed the world over. He left an indelible mark on this world that will be loved and remembered forever. I still can't believe he is gone. Love you all.

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Margo family. May Almighty God grant solace during this most challenging time. Mitch was truly an extraordinary talented and accomplished man of integrity. Mitch will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers ~ A Caring Neighbor

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a favorite song of mine since I was a kid and it makes me smile every time I hear it and sing with it. Thank you for that. What interesting and good times you must have had making music. My condolences to your family and friends, and thank you for sharing your gift with all of us.

I am so sorry for your loss. May you rely on family, friends, and God for strength and support during this difficult time.
-Proverbs 17:17

Sorry for your loss. God will comfort and sustain you during this difficult time because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)