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RIP Dan ~ you'll be remembered, admired, cherished forever. Your words and music will always bring comfort, wisdom, compassion, beauty. Every song has touched me beyond description. And your true and gentle spirit helped shape and encourage the person I became. ~ TVH
The following note was posted on his website on the day he passed away. Dear friends, Dan left us this morning at 6:00am . He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side. His strength, dignity, and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.
Dan had left this message for men about being preventive with the disease: To each and every man…. I cannot encourage you strongly enough to get a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) and a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test EVERY YEAR. The medical community suggests this for men over 50, but men with a family history of prostate cancer should start getting tested at age 40. The PSA test is a simple blood test…it only takes a minute or two. The DRE, okay, every man squirms at the thought of this exam, but hey, it too takes only a minute or two, and IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. ~ TVH