LFO star Rich Cronin has passed away at the age of 35, after losing his battle with leukemia.
The LFO boy band singer Rich Cronin died on Wednesday just two weeks after his 35th birthday.
Cronin, who wrote LFO’s hit Summer Girls in 1999, suffered a stroke and died in the hospital.
Rich Cronin was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in 2005 and began the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to raise awareness about the disease.
LFO broke up in 2002 but reunited in 2009. But later that September, the band announced they had broken up yet again.
Friends of Cronin’s, former NSYNC stars Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass, have paid their respects online.
On his Facebook page, Kirkpatrick wrote, “Rip to a great friend rich c.” Bass tweeted, “Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died – was a amazing guy.”
Kirkpatrick and Cronin starred together in the reality TV series “Mission: Man Band”.
Our condolences to Rich Cronin’s family, friends, and fans.
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