This Day in Jewish History 1984: A Singer Whose Raw Talent Was Brought Out by Cancer Death Sentence, Dies

Steve Goodman survived so much longer than expected that he even married before leukemia claimed him at age 36.

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On September 20, 1984, the songwriter and singer Steve Goodman died, at age 36. His death came some 15 years after he was diagnosed with terminal leukemia and told he didn’t have long to live.