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Former LFO Member Rich Cronin Dies at 35

Former LFO Member Rich Cronin Dies at 35

Rich Cronin, a former member of the boy band LFO, passed away on Wednesday (September 8) after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

The 35-year-old singer, who wrote the band’s biggest hit, “Summer Girls,” scored a platinum single back in 1999.

Friends including former *NSYNC member Chris Kirkpatrick sent their condolences. “Rip to a great friend,” Chris wrote simply. Lance Bass also weighed in, calling Rich “an amazing guy”.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rich‘s family during this difficult time.

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27 Responses to “Former LFO Member Rich Cronin Dies at 35”

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  1. 1
    f Says:

    Sad. RIP

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    Ginger Says:

    That’s so sad losing your life at 35… Still so young. My prayers are sent to his families tonight.

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    kate Says:

    This is so sad. I remember him and LFO from back when I was in middle school…may he rip :(

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    longchamp Says:

    RIP Cronin

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    Gia Says:


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    Amanda Says:

    I just remember trying to get the words to Summer Girls cuz he goes so fast in the song. RIP Rich you are greatly missed

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    wonderette Says:

    I still know all of the words to Summer Girls and listen to it on a regular basis. Now learning all of the words to West Side Story, that was difficult.

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    wonderette Says:

    I still know all of the words to Summer Girls and listen to it on a regular basis. Now learning all of the words to West Side Story, that was difficult.

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    ivanka Says:

    i hate leukemia, it took away my aunt.. RIP rich

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    Chay Says:

    RIP Rich. We love you and miss you!!!
    “When I met you, I said my name was Rich
    You looked like a girl from Abercrombie & Fitch.”

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    kroq Says:

    I had such a big crush on him in 9th grade. RIP.

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    AutumnM Says:

    Oh no! I Used to love LFO. This is so sad. RIP Rich

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    vanessa Says:

    wow this is a shock.. i always thought he was the cutest one from the group

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    J Says:

    So sad, too young to go. RIP.

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    lovelydee Says:

    May he rest in peace.
    This is very sad.

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    Joanne Says:

    aww. RIP Rich Cronin. I loved LFO back in the days

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    ms bar jolie gaga Says:

    RIP. So young.

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    Sara Says:

    ‘new kids on the block had a lot of hits chinese food makes me sick” Loved that song, takes me back.

    Rest in peace Rich. Your life and your music brought a smile to lots of peoples faces, including mine.

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    Bellac Says:

    Wow! So sad. I loved ‘Summer Girls’ and ‘Girl on TV’ with Jennifer Love Hewitt, whom he used to date.

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    Dee Says:

    Oh my gosh! I had no idea. I remember LFO and Rich was my favorite out of the 3 of them! RIP. It’s so sad

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    MissAnthropica Says:

    Wow… 35 is just so young and too young to have to die this way.

    I am very sorry to say I all but forgot LFO as the years went by and my music interests changed as I matured and got older, but Summer Girls will always have some nice calming memories in my heart.

    Sort of like one song that fits a certain time in your life when you were younger and things were more simple.

    Apparently he had been sick since around 2005 and was in remission and continued to battle the disease.
    He started a charity it turns out after he fell ill with his name sake in it. Just though I would let people know that and put that out there. It’s what he would of wanted people to focus attention of the disease that took his life far too soon. Maybe one day not so far away…. deaths like this wont have to happen anymore from a disease like this anymore.

    R.I.P Rich<3

  22. 22
    MissAnthropica Says:
    For Rich

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    MissAnthropica Says:

    Another good one from Rich and Lfo
    Girl on TV ^.^

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    boston61 Says:

    He looks bloated from meds in this picture. He was gorgeous before he got sick. Stay away from Lance Bass he is a walking disease!

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    Porsche Says:

    OMG! This is so sad! I was a huge LFO fan :(

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