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As news spread about the death of Raspberries frontman, Eric Carmen, KissPaul Stanley took to Twitter.

He posted on Tuesday (3-12): “Awful News. Eric Carmen has died. Although known to many for writing radio hits like “All By Myself” and others, Eric was a true rocker at heart. His voice had elements of McCartney and Steve Marriott. The Raspberries did shows with us. A killer band live & I loved their records.”

Carmens wife, Amy Murphy broke the news and wrote that “he passed away in his sleep over the weekend.” 

Singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist, Eric Carmen was first known as the lead vocalist of the Raspberries with hits that included their million-selling single “Go All the Way.”

As a solo artist, he sang iconic tunes such as 1975’s  “All By Myself” which charted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was featured in films such as the 1995 Nicole Kidman movie, To Die For, as well as Clueless, Almost Famous, and Bridget Jones’s Diary

Dirty Dancing helped another one of Carmen’s songs, “Hungry Eyes,” to become a hit in the late ’80s. It spent 25 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #4. 

Eric Carmen was 74. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.