Singer-songwriter Thomas Alden “Tommy” Page was found dead on Friday, and, although the cause of death was unclear, friends of the singer report that it was “an apparent suicide,” as first reported by Billboard, where he worked as a publisher.
He is most widely known for his 1990 hit single “I’ll Be Your Everything,” but started his career as a recording artist for Sire Records. Later, Tommy Page entered business school to become a music executive while recording nine studio albums and performing several tours.
Page had worked with numerous artists and acts, including Green Day, Michael Buble, and Alanis Morissette. All of this occurred as he was a representative for Warner Bros. records. He would later join Billboard as an associate publisher and then earn a promotion in 2011.
A brief run over of Page’s career
A dream chaser, Page revealed to have written on his high school yearbook “Billboard charts, here I come!” Years later, Page would start working with Pandora as an artist representative by reaching out to musicians and establishing common grounds about royalty rates.
“We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague Tommy Page. He was a magnetic soul and a true entertainer. Our thoughts are with his family,” stated Billboard Entertainment Group President John Amato.
Page’s career actually began with him being a cloakroom attendant in Nell’s, a New York City nightclub, meeting stars such as the Beastie Boys and Whitney Houston. Eventually, Page managed to have the house DJ play his demo tape as a part of the regular mix. Because the music was so calling, Page was introduced to Seymour Stein, the man behind the Ramones and Madonna’s artistic careers.
It was with Paintings in My Mind, his second album dedicated to his grandma, that Page earned the recognition of the public eye, as it featured “I’ll Be Your Everything,” which reached the number one spot on the charts.
His latest musical work was “I Break Down 2015,” a rendition of his song released in 1990 albeit much slower and soulful. He re-released it on 2016 alongside a collection of his greatest hits under the name My Favorites, only available for sale on his website.
Page enjoyed a particularly fruitful career in Asia, where even his 1988 debut album was incredibly well-received. Apparently, it’s because his songs are ideal for karaoke. The artist found its most loyal audience on Singapore, as he revealed in 2015 that it was the place that first embraced his music.
His apparent suicide seems a little bit off, as Page was seen enthusiastic on his Twitter account, as he posted several times about being working on new music.
I'm working on new music. You haven't seen the last of me yet! pic.twitter.com/ujp11vCvF2
— Tommy Page (@Tommypage) January 6, 2017