Doug Fieger, The Knack lead singer who co-wrote the new-wave band's biggest hit, "My Sharona," has died. He was 57.
Fieger died Sunday at his Woodland Hills, Calif., home after a battle with cancer.
"Our hearts are broken, we will miss you, Doug," the band wrote on its website.
A year after forming The Knack, Fieger co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the group's 1979 international smash "My Sharona." The riff-heavy tune, from the album Get the Knack, was inspired by Fieger's then-girlfriend, Sharona Alperin, and spent six weeks atop the Billboard pop chart.
Releasing albums through 2003, The Knack also produced the hits "Good Girls Don't" and "She's So Selfish," but never duplicated the success of "My Sharona."
A Detroit native, Fieger had been battling cancer since 2005. In 2006, he had two tumors removed from his brain.
Former Knack member Bruce Gary died of cancer in 2006, while Berton Averre and Prescott Niles continue to perform as The Knack.