'All by Myself' singer Eric Carmen dies at 74

His wife Amy informed on his website that Eric Carmen, the singer/songwriter behind "Hungry Eyes" and "All By Myself," died. Carmen was 74.

"It is with tremendous sadness that we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Eric Carmen," she said. 

 "Our beautiful, loving, talented Eric died in his sleep over the weekend. He was thrilled that his music touched so many people for decades and will be his legacy. 

 Please respect our family's privacy as we grieve greatly."

After quoting her husband's song "Love Is All That Matters," Amy Carmen concluded, "Faithful and Forever."

Carmen originally gained fame as the lead singer of the power-pop band Raspberries, singing "Go All the Way," "Let's Pretend," "I Wanna Be With You," and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)."

He debuted as a solo artist in late 1975 and had two hits in 1976: "All By Myself" and "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again."

Carmen's songs were recorded by various musicians, notably Shaun Cassidy, who hit the top 10 with "Hey Deanie" and "That's Rock and Roll." Carmen charted singles but left music in 1980.


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