Doug Fieger dies from cancer at age 57; leader of the Knack who sang ‘My Sharona’

Doug Fieger, leader of the Los Angeles-based power pop band the Knack who co-wrote and sang on the 1979 No. 1 hit “My Sharona,” has died. He was 57.

Fieger’s sister, Beth Falkenstein, said he died Sunday at his home in Woodland Hills. He had cancer.

“My Sharona” was No. 1 for six weeks. Fieger said the song was inspired by a former girlfriend.

“He was an extraordinary lover of all things popular culture,” Falkenstein said of her brother. “He was an eternal pop teenager but highly intellectual and intense.”

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