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Did Jim Seals have children? Late singer mourned by wife and family

Eve Edwards June 8, 2022
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Jim Seals, one half of musical duo Seals & Crofts, has passed away at the age of 80. News of his death was reported on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, with the singer having passed the day before.

Seals was part of the soft rock music duo known for the hits Summer Breeze and Diamond Girl. Seals is survived by Dash Crofts, his musical partner, who is currently 81 years old.

News of Jim Seals’ death has left fans keen to know more about his family life, so let’s discover whether Jim had children.

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Did Jim Seals have children?

Yes. Jim Seals is survived by three children, as reported by The Guardian. His children’s names are Joshua, Juliette and Sutherland.

It is known Joshua was born around 1973 as he is referenced on a Seals & Crofts song released that year. Dash Crofts’ daughter is also referenced in the song. This would make Joshua Seals in his late 40s or early 50s.

Juliette followed in her fathers footsteps as she was credited as a musician on Seals & Crofts’ Traces album in 2004. That year, Seals & Crofts released a new version of the album’s title track, which reportedly featured vocals provided by Juliette and Lua Crofts.

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About Jim Seals and wife Ruby Jean

Jim Seals has been married to Ruby Jean Seals since 1970, as reported by The Sun. The couple met in the Sixties at a gathering of those following the Baha’i religion. Jim and Ruby Jean were both followers of Baha’i.

Jim Seals and Dash Crofts once penned a song dedicated to their wives entitled Ruby Jean and Billie Lee. The song was released in 1973.

In the song, Seals sings of his wife: “You are the children’s eyes, and I’m the days gone by… You are the rich brown earth, and I’m the flowers that grow.”

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Tributes to late musician Jim Seals

As news of Jim Seals’ passing spread, fans paid tribute to the late singer.

One fan tweeted: “Sad to read about Jim Seals’ death. I was a big Seals & Crofts fan in the 70s. My condolences to his wife, their children, family and loved ones. Thank you for all the music, Jim. Rest easy.”

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Eve spends her days writing about everything culture-related. From celebrity news to music, film and television, Eve covers all bases. When she’s not writing you can find her making music or mastering the art of homemade pasta.