... he was 56 when he died from prostate cancer at his home in Deer Isle, with wife Jean by his side.
Azoff sent Fogelberg to Nashville to hone his skills, where he became a session musician and recorded his first album Home Free. Fogelberg's second album was much more successful; the 1974 Joe Walsh–produced album Souvenirs. The song "Part of the Plan" became Fogelberg's first hit.
On August 13, 2005, his 54th birthday, Fogelberg announced the success of his cancer treatments. He said that he had no immediate plans to return to making music but was keeping his options open.