Famed Singer Dead

(DailyEmailNews.com) – In a bittersweet incident that is making millions of fans lament his absence, the lead singer of Raspberries and famed for “All by Myself,” Eric Carmen has passed away at age 74.

His wife, Amy, shared the heartbreaking news on Carmen’s official website, which revealed that Carmen peacefully passed in his sleep over the weekend.

“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,” Amy expressed.

She sorrowfully continued, “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.”

Amy concluded with lyrics from his song “Love Is All That Matters,” and stated that “Love Is All That Matters… Faithful and Forever.”

Carmen became famous as the lead singer of the 1970s band Raspberries which is known for hits like “Let’s Pretend,” “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record),” “I Wanna Be With You,” and “Go All the Way.”

After going on a solo career, Carmen achieved success with singles such as “Never Gonna Fall In Love Again” and “Hungry Eyes.”

His iconic track “All by Myself” left an indelible mark. It appeared in films such as To Die For, Clueless, Almost Famous and Bridget Jones’s Diary. Céline Dion particularly has covered the song for decades.

Additionally, Carmen made his mark as a songwriter. He wrote “Almost Paradise,” recorded by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson and featured in Footloose.

Carmen shared with Entertainment Weekly in December 2004, “We’re grown-up now with a life.” when the Raspberries briefly reunited in the early 2000s.

He acknowledged the challenges of reuniting the band and expressed a reluctance to disappoint fans with subpar performances. However, time had healed old wounds which allowed for a mature reunion.

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