Tommy Page, NKOTB-Affiliated Pop Star, Dead at 46 — Stars React
Tommy Page, a singer who toured with New Kids on the Block and scored a #1 smash with "I'll Be Your Everything" in 1990, has died. He was 46.
According to a Facebook post by noted journalist Michael Musto — since removed — Page had been depressed and passed away Friday. Billboard later wrote that Page had been found dead of an apparent suicide.
Page was born in New Jersey and worked checking coats at the club Nell's, which led to his demo being played at the starry hot spot. He was introduced to influential Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, who is credited with discovering the Ramones, the Talking Heads and Madonna, and was signed to the label.
Page called Seymour Stein, pictured here, "my music father" in June 2016.
His self-titled debut album was a success, spawning several popular singles, including the #29 hit "A Shoulder to Cry On." His second album, "Paintings in My Mind," contained "I'll Be Your Everything," which was co-written with and featured an appearance by the teen phenoms New Kids on the Block.
Page during promotion for an album release in Indonesia
In recent years, Page successfully toured the Philippines, where he was still considered a top recording artist, and in other territories worldwide.
Page with Nick Jonas during his tenure at Cumulus Media
Along with releasing other albums and appearing on Broadway in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Page worked in A&R for Warner Bros. as a VP for many years, guiding the careers of such acts as Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Charice, Green Day and V Factory. He later worked for Billboard, Pandora, Cumulus Media and was recently working on projects for The Village Voice.
Marc Katz posted this image in May 2016 of Page with (L-R) NKOTB star Jonathan Knight, Katz and '90s singer Tiffany
Page is survived by his husband, Charlie, and their three children.
Stars have been reacting to Page's shocking death:
I'm overwhelmed with the sad news of my friend Tommy Page passing. The memories,the music,the friendship will forever be in my heart #rip pic.twitter.com/ONLkfsuqRa