Mitch Margo

  • Born: May 25, 1947
  • Died: November 24, 2017
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Mitch Margo

Member of the Tokens who recorded the hit song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" …

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 Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

One of my favorites. RIP

Posted by Ed Given - Ashland   January 11, 2018

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.

Posted by Laurie Krommendijk - Calgary, AB   January 03, 2018

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

Posted by A friend   December 22, 2017

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"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.

Posted by Liz - Las Vegas, NV   December 10, 2017

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

Posted by LG - SC   December 09, 2017

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

Posted by - Atlanta, GA   December 09, 2017

Memories... Beautiful

Posted by A friend   December 08, 2017

To The Family Of Mitch Margo
My deepest sympathy to the family during this time of such great sorrow. My hope is that you find comfort in knowing that Almighty God is near to those crushed in spirit and that he cares for you.

Posted by R. C. - IL   December 08, 2017

Much comfort is needed in time of grief and may these wonderful words of comfort from 1Corenthians 15:26 help. My heartfelt condolences to all

Posted by C E - FL   December 07, 2017

My condolences to the family. May God grant you peace during this difficult time Phillippians 4:6,7.

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Margo Family. May the peace from God that surpasses all understanding guard your minds and hearts. Phillipians 4:7

Posted by L - FL   December 06, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss, May the family find strength and peace during this difficult time from Almighty God .
Porter

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

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RIP!!!! I have always loved your music.

May God grant your family peace, comfort, and strength when they need it most.

God bless each of you.

Posted by Cheryl Landin - ROCKY MOUNT, NC   December 06, 2017

Our condolences to the family for your loss. May God be with you at this difficult time. (Psalm 147:3)

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy to the family on the passing of your love one please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Cy

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

To the Margo family, may the God of all comfort sustain you at this time of such great loss.

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

... So many of the great Rock & Roll singers of the 50's and 60's are leaving us now. "Tonight I Fell in Love" is one of my favorite oldie songs.

Posted by Wayne Taylor - Groves, TX   December 06, 2017

One of my daughter's favorite bed time songs The Lion sleep Tonight
Had a calming effect on her and I must say it calmed me also
May the hearer of our prayers give family and friends the comfort needed during this time
My prayers are with you

Posted by A - L, GA   December 06, 2017

God Bless you Mitch!
We were constantly singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight song while in the lunch line at my Catholic School in Torrington Connecticut with my best friends Mark Perotti and Bill Gilbert. I remember those times like it was yesterday!
Rest now, life's work well done!

Posted by William Dranginis - Goose Creek, SC   December 05, 2017

Rip also tonight I fell in love 2 wonderful songs will be missed

Posted by John Nieminski - IL   December 05, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family. May the God of comfort grant you strength during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   December 05, 2017

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Thank you for Sharing your musical gift with the world....

Posted by Steve Lowe - Corryton, TN   December 05, 2017

When I heard the lions sleep tonight I don't was speaking your language , I was a kid in Mexico, but I touched your spirit with my lttle and this song it's for my wife the phone ring tone without to nkow you was gping to leave us sleeping. The Lions weak up tonight for to follow you forever. God bless you forever.

Posted by Ignacio aroma - El Cajon,, CA   December 05, 2017

MY deepest condolences to this family!! Wonderful memories listening to him and the Tokens!! This song cannot be replicated by anyone!! Such a unique voice and great talent!! We look forward to joining him and others who have gone ahead into the place Jesus called paradise!! May our Heavenly Father comfort you as only He can and my thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Posted by Dea Clawson - Thomasville, GA   December 04, 2017

The main songwriter for one of the best doo wop groups ever. Mitch was very talented.

Posted by Dave. - Rahway,n.j.   December 04, 2017

Did a few shows with Mitch back in the day, Connecticut loved Mitch and The Tokens, RIP Mitch, God's speed on a clef note!

Posted by Jim - FL   December 04, 2017

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Posted by - Ellenwood, GA   December 04, 2017

I have always love the song The lion sleep tonite.

Posted by Steven Hayes - Greensboro, NC   December 04, 2017

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   December 04, 2017

What a voice! I hung in a gang with about thirty other guys, and every one of us tried to sing this song over and over, and failed every time, but it was fun trying. We played the 45 until it was worn out, and then purchased another and did it all over. The Tokens were great, and his voice was one of a kind. I'll be listening for him from the cosmos for the rest of my life, and on my journey through eternity when I follow him. God bless him, and thanks to God for giving him to us. What a gift he was.

Posted by Bill Lawlor - Mantua, NJ - Friend   December 04, 2017

May your loving hopes and fondness for your loved one be blessed, My sincere condolence. for your loss.

Posted by - IN   December 04, 2017

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When I'm feelig down, I play his songs, specially The Lion Sleeps Tonight, which gives me strength to recover and go on! This song has the power to make my day brighter until this day!
Rest in Peace Mitch
Condolences to the family.

Posted by Clairton Nascimento - Chicago, IL   December 04, 2017

My sincere condolences to Mitch son and relatives and friends.Mitch had touched and inspired many during his life time.

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2017

So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Mary - IL   December 04, 2017

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So sorry for the loss of another talented artist. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" has always been a favorite of mine. Condolences to his family.

Posted by Yvonne - MI   December 04, 2017

Dear margo family, I'm sorry for your loss. I remember the song that mitch was well known for. I look for comfort in my friends, family and most importantly the scriptures. ( 2thessalonians2 : 16,17) sincerely linda

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2017

Truly saddened to hear about Mitch Margo. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family at this very difficult time

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   December 04, 2017

My condolences to Damien, Ari, Phil and Maxine for the loss of your dear father, brother, as well as uncle and dear friend ~ Mitch Margo. I loved the song "Lion Sleeps At Night" when I was a youngster. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you (John 6:40) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2017

Deepest condolences to the family and friends. May cherished memories and prayers bring solace to you.

Posted by Marie    December 04, 2017

Rest in peace Mitch. Your wonderful voice and your recording, of "THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT" will be long remembered. That is a great song! My condolences to your family.

Posted by susan powell - miami, FL   December 04, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the Margo family. The song The Lion Sleeps Tonight is one of my earliest memories from my childhood. Always on my father's AM radio.

Posted by Phyllis Bauer - Danbury, CT   December 04, 2017

To the family of Mitch Margo: So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. May you draw comfort from knowing that many are offering prayers for your strength and endurance.

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Posted by CC    December 04, 2017

As a former DJ... One of my 50's favorites - a sound that can't be duplicated. Thanks Mitch

Posted by Jeremy "JuJu" Uzelac - Shaker Hts., OH   December 04, 2017



Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends .May God grant you strength, as you reflect on His promise to do away with sickness and death forever. (Isaiah 33;24 & 25:8). We all are looking forward to a time when death will be SWALLOWED up forever. He was such a talented musician.

Posted by Ezeko & Rossy - Lagos, Nigeria   December 04, 2017

God bless,We are sadden of Mr.Margo's passing. We pray for his family,friends & fans. You and your group were sharp and sang really great.God's speed ! Terry & Pamela

Posted by Terry Raffield - Greenhead, FL   December 03, 2017

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I loved those old doo-op songs. I remembered when his group played at the Akron Civic theatre in Ohio . It was my birthday. My sympathy goes out to his family.

Posted by Joan - Akron, OH   December 03, 2017

RIP Mitch,I hope you are those wonderful songs the Tokens are famous for when I get to heaven. Good bless you.

Posted by Ted Crier - Troy, NY   December 03, 2017

It is with heartfelt sympathy to the family in the loss of their beloved Mitch. May our Heavenly Father comfort you and all whose lives he touched with his music! 2 Cor.1:2-5. Agape' Love.

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2017

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RIP

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2017

Thanks for the memories, Mitch Margo. Rest in Peace

Posted by Kathryn Irby - Gulfport, MS   December 03, 2017

My deepest condolences for your loss. Life is precious to our Creator. He promises to act in our behalf.
1 Corinthians 15:26

Posted by christian    December 03, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the Margo family in the passing of Mitch,I grew up loving that song, A Lion Sleeps tonight, may Almighty God comfort the family during this terrible time.

Posted by c k    December 03, 2017

The Family,

My sincere condolence for the loss of your loved one. May the god of all comfort be with your family and strengthen you.

Posted by carolyn - AL   December 03, 2017

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Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   December 03, 2017

Please except my condolences of the lost of Mitch Margo.
He was a wonder person as well a a great singer, he all b deeply missed.
May the God of comfort spoken of at Psalm 83:18 bring you the peace of mind and spirit needed at this time.

Pam

Posted by Pamela - Clermont, FL   December 03, 2017

Such a great tribute to a talented singer. May you have comfort from dear family and friends. The 'God of all comfort' will help you through.

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2017

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Posted by c r - PA   December 03, 2017

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Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   December 03, 2017

So many memories. He was as beautiful as his voice

Posted by - Scottsdale, AZ   December 03, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Margo family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    December 03, 2017

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2017

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Godspeed Mitch, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us and one of the anthems of my youth....

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   December 03, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the Margo family. May the God of comfort be with you at this difficult time.

Posted by M B - IL   December 03, 2017

Posted by Jean C    December 03, 2017

My condolences to the family.

Posted by Lea Brown - Marietta, GA   December 03, 2017


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Mitch Margo