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Eric Carmen, Voice Behind ‘Dirty Dancing’ Hit and Raspberries Frontman, Dies at 74

March 12, 2024 4:11 pm in by

Eric Carmen, famed for classics such as “Hungry Eyes” and “All By Myself,” has passed away at 74. The celebrated singer-songwriter, known for leading the Raspberries before launching a successful solo career, died peacefully in his sleep, announced by his wife Amy on his official site. While the cause of death remains unspecified, the world mourns the loss of a musical talent whose melodies have left an indelible mark across decades.

Eric Carmen’s legacy extends beyond his tenure with Raspberries; it includes chart-topping solo hits and compositions that found new life in other artists’ voices. Noteworthy is the 1996 Celine Dion cover of “All By Myself,” spotlighting Carmen’s ability to craft emotionally resonant music. His work soared in popularity once more when “Go All the Way” featured in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack. Despite stepping back from the charts in later years, Eric Carmen’s influence persists through his music’s lasting appeal and the memories shared by fans and family alike.

He leaves behind his wife and two children, Clayton and Kathryn. The family has requested privacy during this difficult time as they, along with fans worldwide, commemorate a remarkable musical legacy.

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