Eric Carmen net worth: How rich he was before he died?

Eric Carmen net worth

Eric Carmen net worth—

Singer-songwriter Eric Carmen, known for hit song All By Myself, has died aged 74, his wife has announced.

The US star rose to fame with the power pop group the Raspberries before establishing himself as a solo artist.

Hungry Eyes, one of his huge solo hits, featured in 1987 cult movie classic Dirty Dancing.

Eric Carmen net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be $10 million.

Eric Carmen cause of death
All By Myself songwriter Eric Carmen dies aged 74 Pic: MediaPunch/Shutterstock

Who was Eric Carmen?

Eric Carmen was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1949 and showed an interest in music in early childhood.

After taking violin lessons from his aunt aged six, he became classically trained in piano by age 15 and dreamt of writing his own songs.

He began teaching himself to play the guitar aged 15, and spent four months buried in a Beatles chord book to learn.

Carmen rose to fame as the frontman of the 1970s band Raspberries, which had hits such as “Let’s Pretend,” “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record),” “I Wanna Be With You,” and “Go All the Way.”

After venturing out as a solo artist, he found success with some of his early singles including “Never Gonna Fall In Love Again” and “Hungry Eyes,” which appeared in Dirty Dancing.

He also found success as a songwriter for other artists. He wrote the track “Almost Paradise,” which was recorded by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson and appeared in Footloose.

One of his most popular songs, “All by Myself,” also appeared in various films including To Die For, Clueless, Almost Famous, and Bridget Jones’s Diary, per USA Today. The song was also notably covered by Celine Dion.

Eric Carmen net worth

What was Eric Carmen’s cause of death?

The American musician’s death was announced by his wife Amy with a post on Carmen’s official website.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Eric Carmen,” the statement begins.

“Our sweet, loving and talented Eric passed away in his sleep, over the weekend.

“It brought him great joy to know, that for decades, his music touched so many and will be his lasting legacy.”

The message concluded with a quote from his 1977 solo album Boats Against The Current: “Love is all that matters… faithful and forever”.

The statement, released early on Tuesday (12 March), does not indicate a cause of death, nor a specific date.

What is Eric Carmen’s net worth?

Eric Carmen was an American singer, songwriter, and musician who had a net worth of $10 million.

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