American singer-songwriter dies following cancer battle

Dan Fogelberg passes away aged 56

Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg died on Sunday (December 16) aged 56 after losing a three-year battle with prostate cancer.

The singer, who was born in 1951 in Peoria, Illinois, became known for songs including ’Longer’ and ’A Love Like That’.

A posting on Danfogelberg.com said: “He fought a brave battle with cancer and die peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side.

“His strength, dignity and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.”

His 1981 album ’The Innocent Age’ included three US top ten singles: ’Hard To Say’, ’Same Old Lang Syne’ and ’Leader Of The Band’.

Fogelberg‘s last album was 2003’s ’Full Circle’.