Passings: Tommy Page (1970 - 2017)

by VVN Music

Tommy Page, the singer of the number 1 single I'll Be Your Everything along with a music industry executive, died on Friday from an apparent suicide at the age of 46.

 A post from an associate, since removed, stated that he had been battling depression.

Page was born in Glen Ridge, NJ and grew up in nearby West Caldwell. At the age of 16, he was coat-checking at Neil's in New York when he had the chance to play a demo he had made for the club DJ. Tommy's music began getting into the mix in the club which brought him to the attention of Seymour Stein from Sire Records.

Two years later, Tommy was asked to write the theme song for the movie Shag which became his first single and soon followed with his debut album which included the singles A Zillion Kisses (1989 / #45 Dance) and A Shoulder to Cry On (1989 / #29 Pop).

Page followed in 1990 with the album Painting in My Mind which yielded his number 1 record I'll Be Your Everything. Tommy wrote the song with Jordan Knight and Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block with the whole group doing background vocals.

His followup single, When I Dream of You, only made it to 42 and was his last charting song although his third album, From the Heart, did reach the lower part of the Billboard 200. Page released three additional albums through 2000. During that time, Page also branched out into other areas of entertainment including a three month stint replacing Donny Osmond in the touring company of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and appearing on an episode of Full House.

After 2000, Page moved behind the scenes in the music business, including being an A&R executive and VP at Warner Brothers where he helped launch the careers of Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Alanis Morissette and Green Day. He later worked for Billboard, Pandora, Cumulus and the Village Voice,

He is survived by his husband and three children.

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