Tommy Page, an early 90’s pop star who sang “I’ll Be Your Everything”, a song that shot up to No. 1 in the year 1990, and executive of a record company, a publisher of famed Billboard magazine, as well as vice president at internet radio Pandora and The Village Voice executive, has died.
As the cause of his death is still unlear, friends have reported that the
celebrity had seemingly committed suicide. He had been 46 years old.
Life and Legacy
“We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, Tommy Page,” said President of Billboard Entertainment Group John Amato. “He was a magnetic soul and a true entertainer.”
Page began his career recording for Sire Records, and topped Billboard’s Hot 100 list with single “I’ll Be Your Everything” in the April of 1990 after giving his demo to Seymour Stein, label head, when he worked as a coat-check guy in a NY nightclub.
Page had returned to business school in NYU later on in order to begin pursuing his career of music executive. He had recorded nine albums and went on to tour through his career.
“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,” said Page in a 2011 interview.
Page then joined company Warner Bros./Reprise Records, where he was a vice president promoting top 40 as well as A&R executive. During his time there, he assisted in shaping the careers for many famous artists such as Josh Groban, Green Day, Michael Buble, and Alanis Morissette.
Later in 2011, Page had left his job at Warner Bros./Reprise and joined Billboard as an associate publisher. A year later he had been promoted to the position of publisher.
“Ever since childhood, I’ve had big aspirations for my music career,” said Page during that time. “In the inscription below my senior picture in my high school yearbook, I actually wrote ‘Billboard charts, here I come!’ — a hopeful pipe dream from an ordinary Jersey kid.”
The Voice had said in a statement released this week: “Our thoughts are with his partner, their three children, and the rest of his family and close circle of friends. Tommy will be missed.”
He leaves three children with his partner, Charlie.