His viral hit "Oh Sweet Lorraine" reached No. 42 on the Hot 100 in 2013.
Fred Stobaugh, the lyricist behind the 2013 viral hit "Oh Sweet Lorraine," passed away Wednesday (Nov. 23) at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, Illinois. He was 99.
A funeral service for Stobaugh is being held Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Stobaugh became the subject of unlikely internet buzz when his love song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a week at No. 42 on the chart dated Sept.14, 2013. Stobaugh (billed on the song as a featured artist with lead act Green Shoe Studio, whose Jacob Colgan is the vocalist) was 96 years old at the time, making him the senior-most person to ever appear on the Hot 100. Stobaugh bested an icon, Tony Bennett, who was 85 years and two months old when "Body and Soul," with Amy Winehouse, spent a week on the survey (at No. 87) in 2011.