Remembering Eric Carr (R.I.P. – July 20, 1950 to Nov. 24, 1991)
Birth Name: Paul Charles Caravello
Born: July 20, 1950 – Brookyln, New York
Died: November 24, 1991 – New York, New York
Cause Of Death: Cancer
1981 — KISS — Music From The Elder
1982 — KISS — Killers
1982 — KISS — Creatures Of The Night
1983 — KISS — Lick It Up
1984 — Wendy O. Williams — WOW
1984 — KISS — Animalize
1985 — KISS — Asylum
1987 — KISS — Crazy Nights
1988 — KISS — Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
1989 — KISS — Hot In The Shade
2000 — Eric Carr — Rockology
Original press release:
NEW YORK (AP) – Funeral services for drummer Eric Carr, a member of the rock group KISS, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church in Middletown.
Carr died at a Manhattan hospital of complications from cancer, his publicist said Monday. He was 41.
A year ago, Carr‘s parents lived in Pine Bush. It could not be learned yesterday if they still live there.
Carr, who joined the band in 1980, died Sunday at Bellevue Hospital, said his spokeswoman, Carol Kaye of Kayos Productions in Manhattan. She said he had been hospitalized since September after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
Carr had been diagnosed as having a malignant heart tumor in April. It was removed but doctors discovered cancerous growth in his lungs. He underwent chemotherapy treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in June.
“Everything looked all right after the treatments,” said Kaye. “He was in remission. He went to the MTV awards in September – that ended up being his last public appearance.”
KISS‘ “God Gave Rock And Roll To You II” video: