A top music executive and a former Singer-songwriter, Tommy Page, reportedly died of unspecified reasons in New York. He was 46.
His’ was a story of meteoric rise in the industry after he started working at a bar in New York. He will be best remembered for his No. 1 single “I’ll Be Your Everything”. After making it big in music industry, he switched to the management side and never looked back.
While the exact cause of death of the former singer and songwriter is a mystery of sorts, some close friends and acquaintances said it was an apparent suicide.
His death is being mourned by his fans across the US and beyond. His first job was at a nightclub in New York. As a 16-year old teenager, working on his first job, he acted as a coat-checker and gave his demo to label head Seymour Stein — and topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his single, “I’ll Be Your Everything” in April 1990. The best thing about the singer was the fact that he had penned the song himself, along with Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.
Despite working as a music executive he continued to tour extensively and recorded as many as nine studio albums.
He was obsessed with music. Sometimes ago in an interview he said, “My whole life I dreamed of having a No. 1 record, ever since I could remember getting into music. I wanted to be on top of the Billboard charts”.
The family of Tommy Page released the following statement regarding his death, “It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved Tommy Page who passed away this weekend. Tommy was a devoted father, husband, brother and son. He was loved by all of those he touched and will be sorely missed. Please respect our privacy at this time of deep sorrow.”
Page joined Warner Bros./Reprise Records, but left the company in 2011 and joined Billboard as associate publisher. The next year he was promoted as the publisher. He is survived by his partner Charlie and three children.