Rich Cronin, Former Singer Of LFO Dies Of Leukemia
Former singer with boy band [lastfm]LFO[/lastfm] dies of leukemia at age 35.
[lastfm]Rich Cronin[/lastfm] was also the writer of its 1999 hit “Summer Girls,” died on Wednesday after a battle with leukemia, celebrity news site TMZ reported.
He was 35.
The news was also reported via Twitter by [lastfm]Lance Bass[/lastfm], a former member of [lastfm]’N Sync[/lastfm], who described Cronin as “an amazing guy.” It was not clear where Cronin died.
The Boston native co-founded [lastfm]LFO [/lastfm]- short for “Lyte Funky Ones” – in 1995 with [lastfm]Brad Fischetti [/lastfm]and [lastfm]Brian Gillis [/lastfm](who was later replaced by [lastfm]Devin Lima[/lastfm]).
They signed a deal with Lou Pearlman, the now-imprisoned pop impresario behind [lastfm]’N Sync[/lastfm] and the [lastfm]Backstreet Boys[/lastfm].