C.J. Snare Dies: Lead Singer For FireHouse Was 64

C.J. Snare, the lead singer and keyboardist of hard rock band FireHouse, which had two Top 10 singles in the early 1990s, has died at 64.

Snare’s daughter said her father died on Friday after a lengthy cancer battle, with the official cause of death listed as cardiac arrest.

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FireHouse had seven singles chart on the Billboard Hot 100, most notably Love of a Lifetime, which reached No. 5 in 1991, and When I Look Into Your Eyes, which hit No. 8 in 1992.

The group’s other chart hits include Don’t Treat Me Bad (#19), All She Wrote (58) Reach For The Sky (83), Sleeping With You (78) and I Live My Life For You (26).

Snare was a founder of FireHouse in 1987, and stayed with the band for nearly 40 years until his death.

He sang on all seven albums the group released, including its double platinum, self-titled debut album, which sold more than two million copies.

Survivors include three children.

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