Rich Cronin of LFO Dies
Rich Cronin of the boy band LFO died Wednesday at age 35 due to Leukemia. Cronin is known for being a member of the ’90s pop group LFO along with Brad Fischetti and Devin Lima. The group had the smash hit “Summer Girls.” He began his battle with Leukemia in 2005. He underwent chemotherapy, but the cancer returned in 2007 and again in 2008. He also had a stem-cell transplant which caused him to have a stroke and severe pain in his legs. Cronin reunited with Brad Fischetti and Devin Lima for a tour in the summer of 2009, despite Cronin’s health problems. “We had the best time ever,” Fischetti told US Magazine. “He never thought he’d be on stage again.” In 2007 Cronin also appeared on Mission: Man Band on VH1 alongside fellow boy band members Chris Kirkpatrick of N’Sync, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd.