Bikini-song man Vance dies.
The New Milford, Connecticutraised Vance died on September 6 at his home in Ormond Beach, Florida, said his wife of 32 years, Rose Leroux. He had been battling lung cancer for two years. Vance and songwriting partner Lee Pockriss also cowrote Catch a Falling Star, a No. 1 hit for Perry Como in 1958.