Singer and song writer, Dan Fogelberg, passed away today at the age of 56 at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. Dan Fogelberg was known for his 1980’s soft music ballads such as “Leader of the Band”, “The Innocent Age” and “Same Old Lang Syne”. However, Dan Fogelberg’s passing reminds me on a personal note of a long college friend who I have not talked to in far to long. He and his wife’s wedding song was “Longer”.
Through the years as the fire starts to mellow
Burning lines in the book of our lives
Though the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow
Ill be in love with you.
Its a reminder of what truly great lyrics Dan wrote and songs he sang. Dan Fogelberg will be missed, rest in peace.
Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.
His death was announced in a statement released by his family through the firm Scoop Marketing, and it was also posted on the singer’s Web site.
“Dan left us this morning at 6:00 a.m. He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side,” it read. “His strength, dignity and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.” (FOX News)