Dan Fogelberg was one of my favorite folk-country singers. His "Leader of the band" was always in my playlist. How we wished he could have stayed with us "longer". He died of cancer. Rest in peace Dan.
In May 2004, Dan Fogelberg was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.
He underwent hormonal therapy and achieved a partial remission, which
did not eliminate his cancer, but reduced it and stopped its spread. On
August 13, 2005,
his 54th birthday, Fogelberg announced the success of his cancer
treatments and he thanked fans for their support, but said that he had
no immediate plans to return to making music, but was keeping his
options open, and enjoying spending time with his wife, musician Jean Fogelberg.