Eric Carmen, the beloved singer-songwriter celebrated for his classic hit “All By Myself”, has passed away at the age of 74, confirmed by his spouse.

Before embarking on a successful solo career, Carmen gained prominence as a key member of the Raspberries, a band known for their influential power pop sound. As a solo artist, he achieved considerable success, with “Hungry Eyes” becoming an iconic track featured in the 1987 hit film “Dirty Dancing”.

Amy Carmen, his wife, shared a heartfelt statement on his official website, stating, “Over the weekend, our sweet, loving, and incredibly talented Eric left us in his sleep. He was overjoyed knowing that his music has touched the lives of many over the years and views this as his enduring legacy.”

In her tribute, she quoted a line from Carmen’s 1977 album “Boats Against The Current” – “love is all that matters… faithful and forever”, highlighting the depth of his musical and personal legacy.

Born in Ohio, Carmen co-founded the Raspberries in the early ’70s with Jim Bonfanti, Wally Bryson, and, following John Aleksic’s exit, Dave Smalley joined the band. Together, they laid the foundation for what would become a storied music career.