Rich Cronin: LFO Frontman Dead at 35

September 8, 2010

Rich Cronin, former lead singer of pop group LFO, is dead at 35. He reportedly died today (September 8, 2010) after succumbing to a 5-year battle with leukemia. Read more about his death, and find a biography below.

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Fans will dearly miss Rich Cronin and his amazing talent.

You know, sometimes celebrities die because of a self inflicted cause such as drugs, and yes, their deaths are somewhat tragic too, but it is always such a sad thing to see a person pass away at such a young age from an illness. Especially when that person was as magnificent as Rich was. His goal was to make an impact on the fight against cancer, and he did just that as the founder of the Hope Foundation, which informs the public about the importance of donating blood and bone marrow. Find out more about the foundation in the video below.

Former member of the boyband NSYNC, Lance Bass, took to twitter earlier to offer his condolences. He tweeted:

“Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died- was a amazing guy. : (”

As a biography, Rich Cronin was born on August 30, 1975. He was a native of Kingston, Massachusetts. His brother, Mike Cronin, is the manager for the boyband O-Town. Over a decade ago he wrote the smash hit ‘Summer Girls,’ which rapidly climbed its way up the Billboard Hot 100, finally peaking at number three. About three years after their most recognizable single was released LFO broke up. In June of 2009 the band made the announcement that they were getting back together, and about three months later, much to the dismay of fans, they announced that they had broken up again. He died of acute myelogenous leukemia on September 8, 2010.

We offer you our comment section to leave your condolences.

Find pictures of Rich Cronin and the ‘Summer Girls’ music video below.

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Pictures: PR Photos

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    sarah Says:

    This is so sad!

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    Miriam Says:

    My condolences to his family

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    Rachelle Says:

    I used to love that group. So sad my thoughts are with his family.

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    Erin Says:

    So sad. :( “Summer Girls” completely reminds me of high school.

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    LeeBee Says:

    Rich was such a remarkable man. He introduced me to the importance of bone marrow donation which I am now registered to donate and platelet donation, which I donate frequently. He will be missed so greatly. His music had impact in the 90’s but his amazing character will have infinite impact. Thank you, thank you Mr. Rich Cronin.

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    Amanda Says:

    This is so sad, celebrities die all the time but usually cuz they did it to themselves. Rich was a amazing guy and my heart goes out to his family. My mother died of leukemia when i was a child so i know the struggle she had to go through and what we as a family went through. R.IP Rich Cronin you will be miss <3

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    Sandy Says:

    That is super sad!

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    johnny Says:

    Wow 35, what a shame. Always sad to see a person go at such a young age! RIP

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    Lisa Says:

    I used to love LFO! Rest in peace, Rich. :(

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    Jen Says:

    so sad:( RIP

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