'My Sharona' Singer Doug Fieger Dead

Frontman for The Knack battled cancer for 6 years; he was 57
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2010 11:29 PM CST

Doug Fieger, lead singer and guitarist of rock group The Knack, is dead at age 57. The Knack was most famous for the single "My Sharona," which spent 6 weeks at the top of the charts in 1979 and became a requirement for bar bands everywhere. Fieger had battled lung and brain cancer for 6 years, the Detroit Free Press reports, but remained optimistic throughout: “I’ve had 10 great lives,” he said in a January interview. “And I expect to have some more. I don’t feel cheated in any way, shape or form.” (Read more music stories.)

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