Cancer Type – Prostate

Bio – The James Taylor of the 1970’s, Dan became an American icon that lives on in the hearts of many.

Short Bio – Diagnosed with prostate cancer in May 2004, the American singer inspired the American dream in his audience with songs such as “Same Old Lang Syne,” “Part of the Plan,” and “Missing You.” His career of platinum-selling albums and singles in the 1970’s and 80’s afforded him performances up until his health crisis which ultimately led to his passing in 2007.

Fogleberg, born in Peoria, IL, was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in May 2004. He underwent treatment which only reduced his cancer cells and allowed him to achieve partial malignancy. At his 54th birthday he announced that he was cancer free, however he had no plans to return to music. He knew the treatments had been successful, however new his advanced stage was not curable.

Dan Fogleberg is a music legend. His cancer was not detected early. Since his death The American Cancer Society has stepped up screening operation all across the United States to improve early diagnosis of this condition.

Thank you for your music Dan. And, using your words, “Time can turn even Diamonds to Dust.”

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Image Credits – By Epic Records (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Birth nameDaniel Grayling Fogelberg
BornAugust 13, 1951, Peoria, Illinois, US
OriginPeoria, Illinois, United States
DiedDecember 16, 2007 (aged 56), Deer Isle, Maine, U.S.
GenresRock, folk rock, soft rock, country rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, piano, mandolin
Years active1968–2007
LabelsColumbia, Epic, Giant, Mailboat
Associated actsFools Gold, Tim Weisberg