Eric Carmen: music legend dies aged 74

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Singer-songwriter Eric Carmen, renowned for their hit music All By Myself, has passed away at the age of 74, his spouse announced.
Singer-songwriter Eric Carmen, renowned for their hit music All By Myself, has passed away at the age of 74, his spouse announced.

Singer-songwriter Eric Carmen, renowned for their hit music All By Myself, has passed away at the age of 74, his spouse announced.

Eric Carmen, the renowned American musician, achieved fame as a member of the power pop group the Raspberries before establishing himself as a successful solo artist. His iconic solo hit “Hungry Eyes” featured in the cult classic film “Dirty Dancing.”

Passing of a Legend

Carmen’s wife Amy announced his passing in a statement on his official website, revealing that he passed away peacefully in his sleep over the weekend. 

She expressed gratitude for the joy Carmen’s music brought to countless fans over the decades, noting that his legacy will endure through his music.

Musical Journey

Born in Ohio, Carmen co-founded the Raspberries in the early 1970s, releasing their debut album in 1972. The band achieved chart success with tracks like “Go All The Way.” 

After the band disbanded in 1975, Carmen embarked on a solo career, gaining recognition for hits like “All By Myself,” famously covered by Celine Dion, and featured in “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”

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Legacy of Hits

As a songwriter, Carmen’s contributions extended beyond his solo career. His compositions, including “Almost Paradise” from the “Footloose” soundtrack, and “Never Gonna Fall In Love Again,” and “Make Me Lose Control,” left an indelible mark on the music industry.

Final Tribute

Amy concluded her statement with a poignant quote from Carmen’s 1977 solo album, emphasizing the enduring message of love that resonated throughout his music: “love is all that matters… faithful and forever.” With his passing, Eric Carmen leaves behind a rich musical legacy that continues to inspire audiences worldwide.

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