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TOMMY PAGE,
1970-2017

Tommy Page, a recording artist who segued into the music business at Warner Bros., Pandora and Cumulus Media while continuing to tour globally, was found dead Friday. He was 46.

An editor at Billboard, where he worked for two years as publisher, reported that his body was found in New York. 

Page, who co-wrote most of his material, had a #1 single “I’ll Be Your Everything" on Sire Records in April 1990. At 18, he made his debut for Sire, a dance-oriented album, following it up with Paintings in My Mind, which targeted the teen audience of his collaborators/tourmates, New Kids on the Block.

From the start of his career, Page earned a following in Asia, a continent he was able to perform as late as last year. While his career at Sire ended after three albums, he had another four albums released in Japan and other parts of Asia.

After attending NYU's Stern School of Business, Page joined Warner Bros./Reprise Records as an A&R executive and VP of Top 40 promotion, working with Michael Buble, Josh Groban and David Foster, among others.

In 2011, Page joined Billboard as associate publisher and was promoted to publisher in 2012.

Pandora hired Page as VP of artist and brand partnerships in 2013; he left in 2015 for Cumulus Media as Senior Vice President of brand partnerships. He was most recently VP of music partnerships at the Village Voice.

He is survived by his husband, Charlie, and their three children.

A spokesperson for the family issued this statement:

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.

Warner Bros.’ Peter Gray issued the following statement in remembrance:

While the world is hearing sad news of the sudden passing of Tommy Page, it's important we recognize and celebrate the shining light and beautiful life of our colleague and friend Tommy. 

Accomplished as both an artist and executive, his charm and charisma were effortless and effective. His style and grace always on point. Tommy's spirited passion for music and hit songs could rival any industry giant. And, of course, his signature smile was a lasting trademark of a true pop star we all adored as an artist on stage—and as a peer on our industry's pitch. 

 Please keep Tommy and his family close in your hearts as we pray and grieve together in his honor—alongside his fans worldwide. 

 

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