Singer, songwriter, and music executive Tommy Page died March 3 in New York City at the age of 46. While no official cause of death has been revealed, suicide is suspected as the cause.
Page began his musical career as an entertainer. He topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1990 with “I’ll Be Your Everything” – a song that he had penned himself with the aid of New Kids on the Block members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.
“My whole life I dreamed of having a number one record, ever since I could remember getting into music. I wanted to be on top of the Billboard charts,” said Page.
He became an A&R executive and vice president of top 40 promotion with Warner Brothers/ Reprise Records. While there, Page helped Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban, David Foster, and Green Day to become super star musicians.
IN 2011 he moved from record executive to publishing executive; first as an associate publisher and later as publisher for Billboard Magazine.
In 2013 Page joined Pandora as vice president of artist and brand partnerships where he was instrumental in artist outreach.
Two thousand fifteen saw Page as the senior vice president of brand partnerships for Cumulus Media and most recently he worked at the Village Voice as the Vice President of music partnerships.
Through it all Page continued to record his own music.
Page appeared as himself in an episode of “Full House”; but he also appeared on the “New American Bandstand” in 1989, “The Arsenio Hall Show”, “The 18th Annual American Music Awards”, the video “Just Say Yes: The Video, Volume 2”, and “Naked in New York”. Page’s music has appeared on “Shag”, “Cookie”, “Dick Tracy”, “Taxandria”, and “Latin Boys Go to Hell”.
He was born Thomas Alden Page on May 24, 1970 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Page is survived by his husband Charlie and three children, his parents, and siblings – Bill, Jimmy, and Janet.
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