Oh no. Im just now seeing that cute-as-a-button ’90s popstar Tommy Page has died of apparent suicide at age 46. Tommy was a club pal of mine when he shot to fame in 1990 alongside Tiffany and New Kids on the Block.
He had been a coatcheck boy at the super-hip Nell’s when he got his demo played by the club’s DJ, leading to a meeting with Sire Records honcho Seymour Stein (the man responsible for Madonna’s success). His biggest hit was the #1 smash “I’ll Be Your Everything” which he co-wrote with Jordan Knight and Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block. The track, which reached No. 1 on the music charts in April 1990, spent 13 weeks in the Top 40. He never had another hit, but continued recording before going back to school and re-emerging as an A&R exec for Warner Bros. It was there he helped shape the careers of Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban and Green Day, among other artists.
In a statement on Sunday, his family said,
“It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved Tommy Page who passed away this weekend. Tommy was a devoted father, husband, brother and son. He was loved by all of those he touched and will be sorely missed. Please respect our privacy at this time of deep sorrow.”
From Billboard Entertainment Group President John Amato:
“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.”
In 1992, Page famously played himself on an episode of Full House in which he sang to Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) on her tenth birthday (watch below).
He is survived by his 3 children and his partner, Charlie.
Devastated over the loss of my friend Tommy Page. My heart goes out to Tommy’s friends, family and fans. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/hFUPBHMWnE
— Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson) March 4, 2017
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) March 5, 2017
In your darkness I pray you now find light! Your bright soul will continue to shine in my heart forever. #RIPTommyPage
— Jonathan Knight-Rodr (@JonathanRKnight) March 4, 2017
OH NO!!! I’ve just only heard about #TommyPage and I’m devastated for the pain he was in and for his surviving husband and children.
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) March 4, 2017
Someone I lovrd so much was the last person U would ever think would do this. Why why why Tommy??????
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) March 4, 2017
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) March 4, 2017