Philip Margo Death – Philip Margo passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at a hospital in Los Angeles. According to his family report to the media, Margo died after suffering from a stroke. Margo is a member of the band The Tokens. He is best known for singing baritone in The Tokens’ 1961 hit song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight. The Tokens also featured Philip’s brother Mitch Margo, Jay Siegel, and Hank Medress. Philip is survived by his wife, three children, and eight grandchildren.
Philip worked as a music producer and television writer throughout his career. He also wrote on shows including Diff’rent Strokes, Small Wonder, and The Upper Hand, among others. The band’s Facebook page paid tribute to Philip, it was indicated in the post that Philip’s family surrounded him during the time of his death. “He loved the space program, Hallmark movies, and salt-water taffy but he loved family most of all,” the statement read, in part.
The Margos, Siegel, and Medress first started singing together in 1959 and wrote their first song, “Tonight I Fell in Love,” together before coming up with a name for themselves. They landed on The Tokens, the name of a group that Medress had formerly been a part of, according to the New York Times.
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