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Michael Hossack, Doobie Brothers Drummer, Dead At Age 65

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[photogallerylink id=72494 align=right] Michael Hossack, best known for his work a drummer with the Doobie Brothers, has died at age 65.

Lake County News reports Michael Hossack died Monday at his home in Dubois, Wyoming after battling cancer. His family was at his side.

According to doobiebrothers.net, Hossack was born in New Jersey, on October 17, 1946.  He had an early interest in music and began playing the drums at 12. He served in the Navy in the Vietnam era before working as a drummer.

Hossack left the Doobie Brothers in 1974 and returned in 1987 playing with the band until 2010 when his health deteriorated. He had plans to return and had released a statement in January saying he was improving slowly.

Hossack is survived by a son, Mike Jr., and daughter, Eric Rose Oliver. Our thoughts go to Hossack’s family and friends.

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