Tommy Page Dies; Pop Star and Music Exec Was 46
Tommy Page, the pop star and music executive best known for his 1992 hit “I’ll Be Your Everything,” has passed away.
He was just 46 years old.
A spokesperson for Billboard Entertainment Group broke the news in a statement issued to several media outlets:
“We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, Tommy Page,” the statement reads.
“He was a magnetic soul and a true entertainer.”
The death is being reported as a “suspected suicide.”
Page’s fame peaked in the early ’90s, when “I’ll Be Your Everything” reached number one on the US charts and spent 13 weeks in the top 40.
In 1992, at the height of his popularity, Page played himself on an episode of Full House that’s fondly remembered by fans of the show.
He went on to record nine studio albums.
After reaching the heights of pop stardom when he was barely out of his teens, Page earned a degree in business from New York University.
He spent most of his adult years as a highly-regarded executive at several influential record labels.
During his time at Warner Bros. he helped manage the careers of Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban and Green Day, among others.
In 2011, Page joined Billboard magazine as an associate publisher and was promoted to publisher within a year.
At the time of his death, Page also worked as vice president at Pandora and senior vice president at Cumulus Media.
Page frequently collaborated with the New Kids on the Block, two of whom received co-writing credits on “I’ll Be Your Everything.”
The members of the iconic boy band took to social media to share memories of Page after news of his death went public:
“#TommyPage: I remember his same genuine smile he have every time you saw him. A very sad loss. #riptommypage,” former New Kid Joey McIntyre tweeted.
Donnie Wahlberg paid tribute to Page by posting the photo below:
“Recording ‘I’ll Be Your Everything’ w @jordanknight and #tommypage in ’89! Special memories. Great times. #RIPTommyPage,” he captioned the image.
Countless other musicians and industry insiders paid tribute to Page, including pop star Debbie Gibson, who wrote:
“Devastated over the loss of my friend Tommy Page. My heart goes out to Tommy’s friends, family and fans. Rest In Peace.”
Page is survived by his partner, Charlie, and their three children.