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'Poetry Man' singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow has died

By Alan Duke
Phoebe Snow at the UJA-Federation of New York luncheon in New York City in 2008.
Phoebe Snow at the UJA-Federation of New York luncheon in New York City in 2008.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Snow's 2010 stroke left her fighting for her life, her manager says
  • "Her body finally could take it no more," the manager says
  • Snow's biggest hit was "Poetry Man"

(CNN) -- Singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow died in New York Tuesday from complications of a massive hemorrhagic stroke she suffered last year, according to her manager. She was 58.

Snow "fought for almost a year-and-a-half to come back, enduring bouts of blood clots, pneumonia, and congestive heart failure, each time coming out of it, until her body finally could take it no more," manager Sue Cameron said.

She suffered the stroke in January 2010, just after she completed recording new songs and as she was rehearsing with her band for a series of weekly shows in New York, Cameron said.

"She was really excited about everything and looking forward to a home performing base as well as the other shows across the country," she said. "2010 was going to be the year she had everything creatively that she ever wanted."

Snow wrote more than 100 songs, but her first and biggest hit was "Poetry Man" in 1975.

CNN's Ninette Sosa contributed to this report.

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