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Ex-Pop Star Tommy Page Found Dead At Age 46

| by Denise Recalde

Singer and songwriter Tommy Page has passed away at the age of 46.

The Village Voice confirmed his death in a March 4 report. 

The singer, who performed the 1990 one-hit wonder, "I'll Be Your Everything," was discovered dead of an apparent suicide in New York on March 3, as has been affirmed by "reports from several friends," Billboard reports.  

"It's a shock to everyone because he was always so happy," a source told US Weekly. "There was no sign anything was wrong."

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A Facebook post by journalist Michael Musto, which is no longer up, claimed Page had been struggling with depression, the Daily Mail reports.  

The one-time star, who originally hails from New Jersey, toured with 1980s pop sensation New Kids On The Block and co-wrote the song, "I'll Be Your Everything," which hit the top of the charts, with NKOTB's Danny Wood and Jordan Knight. 

Knight and NKOTB band member Donnie Wahlberg also helped Page produce the track. 

Page served as NKOTB's opening act on their 1989 summer tour. 

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His former co-workers from NKTOB all tweeted a tribute to Page, with Knight posting: "In your darkness I pray you now find light! Your bright soul will continue to shine in my heart forever. #RIPTommyPage."

Page recorded a total of nine studio albums and toured to support his work. In 1992, he was cast as himself on an episode of "Full House," The Huffington Post reports.  

He later started working as an A&R executive and vice president of top 40 promotion for Warner Bros./Reprise Records, who influenced the careers of a number of artists, including Alanis Morissette, Ashley Tisdale, Michael Buble, Josh Groan, Green Day and David Foster. 

In 2011, after graduating from New York University's Stern School of Business, he switched to heading Billboard as an associate publisher, then as a publisher in 2012. 

After that, Page continued to record and perform music as he worked for the Village Voice, Cumulus Media and Pandora. He would still entertain audiences with his music in Asia, where he remained very well known.  

In January, Page announced on Twitter that he was "working on new music." 

"We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague Tommy Page," Billboard Entertainment Group President John Amato expressed in a March 4 statement.

"He was a magnetic soul and a true entertainer. Our thoughts are with his family."

His husband, Charlie, and their three children survive him. 

Sources: Daily Mail, Billboard, US Weekly, The Huffington Post / Photo credit: Tommy Page via Asia One

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