DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Dan Fogelberg (aged 56)
Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1980s hits, including “Longer” (1979), “Leader of the Band” (1981), and “Same Old Lang Syne” (1981).
DEATH: In May 2004, Fogelberg was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. After undergoing therapy, his cancer went into partial remission. In August 2005, Fogelberg announced the success of his cancer treatments. However, his cancer returned, and on December 16, 2007, Fogelberg died at home in Deer Isle, Maine, at the age of 56. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maine.