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PASSINGS: Eric Lowen, Bert Sugar
PASSINGS: Eric Lowen, Bert Sugar

Eric Lowen Singer-songwriter Eric Lowen, 60, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and half of the Lowen and Navarro folk group who with his songwriting partner Dan Navarro penned "We Belong" for Pat Benatar, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Hospital, the band announced. Lowen had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2004. The degenerative disease affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and eventually weakens muscles throughout the body. Born Oct. 23, 1951, in Utica, N.Y., Lowen met Navarro in Los Angeles in the early 1980s when they worked as singing waiters at the Great American Food and...

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