Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rich Cronin is dead - The "LFO" singer passed away at the age of 35!

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Singer Rich Cronin arrives at the 2007 Angel Ball sponsored by LEVIEV to benefit the G&P Foundation for Cancer Research at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on October 29, 2007. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for LEVIEV)
Rich Cronin was singer of the american boyband LFO who also had a hit in our German Charts with "Summer Girls". LFO stands for Light Funky Ones and shouldn't be mixed up with the english electro band. In 2005 he was taken to hospital with constant headaches. He got diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. After that he did a chemotherapy. In 2006 he went into remission, but this year he had to undergo further medical measures because of a heavy relapse.

Rich Cronin of LFO backstage at the Z100 School Spirit Concert at the Vanderbilt Theater in Long Island, New York on October 12, 2001. photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirectYesterday afternoon on September 8th, 2010 Rich Cronin died in hospital after suffering a stroke. Backstreet Boy AJ McLean was the first who expressed his condolences on Twitter and thus brought the tragic news of his death in circulation. The lead singer of LFO was only 35 years old - may he rest in peace!