Rich Cronin Dies Aged 35By Reema, Gaea News Network
Thursday, September 9, 2010
BOSTON (GaeaTimes.com)- Famous boy band LFO’s former lead singer Rich Cronin who had also penned the famous 1999 hit “Summer Girls” died on Wednesday aged 35. Rich Cronin was battling with Leukemia for a long time and his death was caused by a stroke on Wednesday. The news that was first reported by a media sources was later confirmed by a former member of ‘N Sync, Lance Bass via Twitter. Although different media sources and Lance Bass confirmed the news of Rich Cronin’s death, the place where the singer breathed his last is not known clearly.
The manager of Rich Cronin, Melissa Holland confirmed the death news of the former “Lyte Funky Ones” (LFO) singer in a statement on the former’s Facebook page. The statement thanked the fans of Rich Cronin on behalf of his family, Hope Foundation, and his record label ‘Orange Freeze”. Fans and followers were thanked for their support, kind words and thoughts. Melissa Holland asked Rich Cronin’s fans to continue posting messages on his account as a mark of tribute “to a great man, a better artist and the best friend I could ever have”.
Rich Cronin was diagnosed with cancer back in 2005 and since then he had been associated with many projects and charity works to raise money for people suffering from this disease. Following his cancer diagnosis, Rich Cronin also set up the Hope foundation to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Rich Cronin was the co-founder of the boys’ band LFO which introduced rock and hip-hop into equation and in 1999 sparkled at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart with “Summer Girls”. Although his career suffered a set back in 2003, in January this year, Rich Cronin tweeted that he was in Boston and working on a new music album. “Hope to make it all work!” the singer wrote.
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