Doug Fieger, RIP

(graphic via DetNews.com) My good friend Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack just died this morning from a long bout against cancer. Doug Fieg

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(graphic via DetNews.com)

My good friend Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack just died this morning from a long bout against cancer.

Doug Fieger, the lead singer of the rock band The Knack, has died after a battle with cancer, his brother, the prominent Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger, confirmed today.

He was 57.

Fieger sang lead vocals on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," which held the No. 1 spot for six weeks.

I was lucky enough to play with him a few times over the years, mostly for fun and even then he was very serious about his music. Doug was a great man who helped a lot of people in his life. He put up an incredible struggle that came to an end around 6am this morning.

I'm sure there will be more details released on the band's website so if you are a fan---tune in.

He will be sorely, sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family.

Farewell, my friend.

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