Dan Fogelberg: 1951-2007
Dan Fogelberg passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, of prostate cancer at his home in Maine. He was 56.
One of his many hits, "Same Old Lang Syne," which was dubbed the second-most sad song of the 80s on a previous Stuck in the 80s list, was actually inspired by a real-life encounter Fogelberg had in Peoria, Illinois. He bumped into an old girlfriend in a convenience store, and the song takes it from there, describing the meeting detail by detail.
His death was announced on his official website:
"Dan left us this morning at 6:00am. He fought a brave battle with cancer and died 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."