Alert the media! Jimmy Scott still alive!
To paraphrase the old Cary Grant telegram: "how old Jimmy Scott?" Answer: "Old Jimmy Scott fine."
I'd be terrible at that "Dead or Alive" game. More to it than mere mathematics, evidently.
Really, if you're not familiar with the man, please go and spend a pleasant hour on the YouTube and check him out. So far it does not appear that "Close Your Eyes" by JS is on there, you might want to mark that in your calendar for next year, look for it again. It's all great though, Jimmy wrote the book. Like most blues guitar players are doing T. Bone Walker, most jazz singers are doing Jimmy Scott.