Rich Cronin of LFO Dies of Leukemia – Boy Band Singer Dead at 35
It saddens us to bring you the news that Rich Cronin, former singer of boy band LFO, died Wednesday due to complications from leukemia. News of Rich Cronin‘s death was reported on Twitter by Lance Bass, of ‘NSYNC fame.
“Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died- was a amazing guy. : (” Lance Bass posted around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Cronin and LFO were best known for the hit “Summer Girls,” which peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999. The song was from LFO’s (Lyte Funky Ones) debut, LFO.
Cronin was the primary songwriter for LFO and the group’s lead singer. LFO produced two albums, the self-titled debut and follow-up Life Is Good. In 2002, LFO broke up to pursue other interests.
Cronin was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005 and went on to form the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation in order to spread awareness about leukemia.
Cronin went on to appear in VH1’s reality show Mission: Man Band, which also featured members of ‘NSYNC, 98 Degrees, and Color Me Badd. Cronin also recorded a solo album and formed Loose Cannons with Doug Ray – the rap duo released Life Goes On and toured from 2006 to 2008.
In June 2009, LFO reunited, but broke up again in September.
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