WMUR New Hampshire

ATKINSON, N.H. - Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston who killed himself last week, left behind a note in which he called himself "a lonely soul," according to police reports released Thursday.

Toxicology tests by the state medical examiner's office showed that Delp committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police said Delp had sealed himself inside a bathroom with two charcoal grills sometime between 11:30 p.m. March 8 and the next afternoon, when he was found by fiancee Pamela Sullivan.

Sullivan told police that Delp "had been depressed for some time, feeling emotional (and) bad about himself," according to the reports.

He was found on the floor of the bathroom, his head on a pillow and a note paper-clipped to the neck of his shirt.

"Mr. Brad Delp. Jai une ame salitaire. I am a lonley soul," it read.

Sullivan called police after noticing a dryer vent tube connected to the exhaust pipe of Delp's car. In the garage, police found a note taped to the door leading into the house.

It explained that Delp had a Plan B, and that if he wasn't in his car, police would find him in the master bathroom of his home.

In a third note at the top of the stairs, Delp cautioned that there was carbon monoxide inside.

Police later found four sealed letters in an office addressed to Sullivan, his children, their mother, Micki Delp, and another couple whose identity was not disclosed. Police Lt. William Baldwin said police gave the letters to family members without reading them.

Delp joined Boston in the mid-1970s and sang two of its biggest hits, "More than a Feeling" and "Long Time."

He had planned to marry Sullivan this summer during a break in a tour with Boston. A lifelong Beatles fan, Delp also played with the tribute band Beatle Juice.

Delp was cremated Wednesday, police said. A private funeral was held earlier this week. A public memorial is being planned

By Tommy Decarlo

Everyone loves a Cinderella story... and mine is analogous to winning American Idol and the Lottery and being that guy in the movie Rock Star all rolled in to one!

It's truly unbelievable because I never dreamed this BIG {idea} :-)

Last summer, I was a young father and rock singer, was working as an associate at the Home Depot in Charlotte, NC. This summer I'll be touring the United States and Canada as one of the two new singers for the multi-platinum rock group, BOSTON.

How did that happen? I wrote a song honoring the late singer of BOSTON and wanted to share them with some fans. My daughter Talia showed me how to create a myspace.com page and I posted that song and a few others of me singing karaoke to some of BOSTON's hit songs. A fan of BOSTON sent me an email address for someone who worked for the band and suggested that I try to reach out. I never expected anyone to reply.

By Colleen Jurkiewicz

Tommy DeCarlo is the lead singer of Boston – but he still considers himself just one of the fans.

It was only five years ago that the Florida resident and self-taught pianist was posting MP3's of Boston covers on MySpace while working a full-time job at Home Depot.

When the band's lead singer Brad Delp took his own life in 2007, DeCarlo was deeply moved and wrote an original tribute song to him. A friend on MySpace suggested he contact Tom Scholz, the guitarist and songwriter behind Boston's famous sound.

By Andrew Lawton
Landmark Report

When the legendary rock band BOSTON was formed in the mid-70's, it was an unlikely success story. Musical renaissance man Tom Scholz spent every dollar he had to record a series of self-written tracks with his friend the late Brad Delp taking on the vocals.

The reaction from record labels when the heard the demos was much like North America’s reaction to the band’s unique, and energetic feel: Love at first sound. The result was the 1976 release of BOSTON, the self-titled album that holds its place in history as the highest selling debut album of all time.

By Chris Serico

As lead singer of Boston, Tommy DeCarlo is on a North American tour that includes a July 22 stop at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. But it wasn't long ago that he was just a lifelong fan, working at a Home Depot in Charlotte, N.C.

"I'll say to myself, 'How the heck did this happen?'" said DeCarlo, 47.

Growing up in Utica, DeCarlo was a teenager when he first heard Boston's "More Than a Feeling." He was mesmerized. Today, he acknowledges that "as corny as this sounds, it's been more than a feeling ever since."