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Eric Carmen dies at 74: mourning for the “All by Myself” singer

Eric Carmen dies at 74: mourning for the “All by Myself” singer

His wife announced his death: Eric Carmen, known for “All By Myself” and “Hungry Eyes”, died in his sleep. He was 74 years old.

The American musician Eric Carmen has died at the age of 74. His family announced this on March 11th. The songwriter and guitarist fronted the group The Raspberries and was known for several solo hits in the 1970s and 1980s, including “All by Myself” and “Hungry Eyes.”

Eric Carmen died in his sleep

Carmen’s third wife Amy published the sad news in a statement from the musician. It reads: “Our sweet, loving and talented Eric died in his sleep over the weekend. It gave him great joy to know that his music touched so many for decades and will be his lasting legacy.”

No details were given about the cause of death. “Please respect the family’s privacy as we mourn our tremendous loss,” Amy Carmen added. And: “Love is all that matters… faithful and forever.”

His music influenced many films

From 1970 to 1975, Eric Carmen fronted the band The Raspberries, which had hits such as “Let’s Pretend” and “Go All the Way”. He then started his career as a solo singer and scored hits like “Never Gonna Fall In Love Again” and “Hungry Eyes” from “Dirty Dancing”. His music influenced many films. He co-wrote the song “Almost Paradise,” which appeared in “Footloose” in 1984.

One of his most popular songs was “All by Myself”, which achieved international success and was covered by various artists. The hit was heard in several films, such as “Bridget Jones – Chocolate for Breakfast” and “Almost Famous”. In 2004 he brought his 70s group together again and the Raspberries celebrated their comeback with a tour.

Source: Stern

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