Eric Carmen, Raspberries Frontman and “All by Myself” Singer, Dies at 74

Eric Carmen, the frontman of ‘70s pop-rock band Raspberries and solo artist with over a dozen charting singles, including the 1975 hit “All by Myself,” has died, his wife Amy Carmen revealed in a post on his website. She wrote that he died in his sleep over the weekend. Carmen was 74 years old.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Eric Carmen,” his wife wrote. “Our sweet, loving and talented Eric passed away in his sleep, over the weekend. 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. ‘Love Is All That Matters… Faithful and Forever.’”

Carmen has been fondly remembered by numerous artists since news of his death spread online, including Paul Stanley of Kiss. “Incredibly sad news,” Cloud Nothings wrote on X. “A Cleveland legend. The songwriter behind some of the best power pop of all time. My dad used to sing this in his cover band when I was a kid and it’s still one of my favorite songs.”

Source : Pitchfork