From “The Leader of the Band” to his sad Christmas classic tune, “Same Auld Lang Syne”, I could always count on a Dan Fogelberg song to bring to my mind some memory that made me smile and feel sad at the same time.
With the announcement of his death from prostate cancer, I feel sad and yet memories of things I did in my youth come to mind that makes me smile.
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 16) – Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, famed for the soaring vocals and elegant instrumentation of tunes such as “Longer” and “A Love Like This,” died on Sunday, three years after being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He was 56.
“He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side,” said a posting on his Dan Fogelberg web site
“His strength, dignity and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.”