'All by Myself' singer Eric Carmen dies at 74

 March 13, 2024

"All by Myself" singer and Raspberries frontman Eric Carmen has passed away. He was 74 years old.

Amy, the musician's wife, released an update on his official website announcing that her husband had passed away peacefully over the weekend. She stated that her husband had died in his sleep, as People Magazine reported.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Eric Carmen. Our sweet, loving, and talented Eric passed away in his sleep over the weekend.

More of the Tribute

"It brought him great joy to know, that for decades, his music touched so many and will be his lasting legacy. Please respect the family’s privacy as we mourn our enormous loss," wrote Amy.

She ended the post with a tribute to Carmen's song "Love Is All That Matters," saying, "Love Is All That Matters… Faithful and Forever."

No cause of death has been disclosed at this time.

As the frontman for the band Raspberries, which achieved success in the 1970s with songs like "Let's Pretend," "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)," "I Wanna Be With You," and "Go All the Way," Carmen grew to prominence and became recognized for her musical talents.

More Musical Success

Following his foray into the world of solo music, he achieved success with a number of his early singles, such as "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" and "Hungry Eyes," both of which were used in the film Dirty Dancing.

Through his work as a songwriter for other artists, he also achieved huge success. Not only did he compose the song "Almost Paradise," which was later recorded by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson, but it was also featured in the film Footloose.

It was reported by USA Today that "All by Myself," which is considered to be one of his most successful songs, was also featured in a number of films, such as "To Die For," "Clueless," "Almost Famous," and "Bridget Jones's Diary." Also worthy of note is the acomplishment for the songwriter when Céline Dion performed a cover of the song.

About the Reunion

An unofficial reunion of the Raspberries took place in the early 2000s. When Carmen was asked about the reunion by Entertainment Weekly in December of 2004, he stated that he and the other members of the band were "grown-up now with a life."

"People used to ask me 'Why don’t you guys get together and just play one gig?' Because it takes the same amount of preparation for one good show as a six-month tour," he told the magazine.

"I never wanted to be the guy to put this band back on a stage and pop everyone’s bubble and have them go home saying 'Oh, they weren’t that good.'

"Plus, it may have taken that long to forget the drunken parking-lot fight that marked the band’s end. But 30 years have passed, and everybody is a grown-up now, with a life."

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