‘My Sharona’ songwriter Doug Fieger dies

The Knack's frontman passes away after losing battle with cancer

The Knack‘s Doug Fieger – who wrote huge 1979 hit ‘My Sharona’ – has died of cancer aged 58.

The frontman died yesterday (February 14) in California after suffering form lung cancer since 2005, reports US TV channel ABC7.

Sharona Alperin, the muse for ‘My Sharona’, paid tribute to Fieger, explaining: “Doug changed my life forever. He left on Valentine’s Day, a day of heart and love, and that was Doug, all heart and love.”


‘My Sharona’ is one of the biggest-selling rock songs of all time. It sold over a million copies in the US in its year of release, and has enjoyed success since around the world, and through reissues.

Watch The Knack performing the song by clicking below.