Eric Carmen, Iconic Voice Behind ‘All by Myself’ and Raspberries Frontman, Passes Away at 74

Eric Carmen, the iconic lead vocalist of the pop rock ensemble Raspberries, has passed away at the age of 74, his family has confirmed.

Amy Carmen, his wife, shared the somber news through a heartfelt statement on the musician’s official website. “With profound sorrow, we announce the loss of Eric Carmen. Our beloved Eric, a man of immense talent and kindness, passed away peacefully in his sleep this past weekend. It filled him with immense joy to know his music resonated with so many over the decades, a legacy that will endure. We kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this monumental loss. ‘Love Is All That Matters…Faithful and Forever.'”

The specific cause of Eric Carmen’s passing has yet to be disclosed.

Born and raised in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Carmen rose to prominence as the charismatic frontman of the Raspberries before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1970s and 1980s. His debut solo album featured the hit single “All by Myself,” which soared to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and achieved gold status by selling over a million copies, as certified by The Recording Industry Association of America.

Another notable achievement in Carmen’s illustrious career was “Hungry Eyes,” a track from the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack that climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Eric Carmen’s musical legacy, marked by his heartfelt lyrics and memorable melodies, continues to touch the hearts of fans around the world, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of pop rock music.