Rich Cronin, LFO Singer, Dead At 35
Listen up, ’90s Pop Fans, we’ve got a bit of sad news to report on the musical front: Rich Cronin, who fronted the ’90s boy band LFO, died Wednesday following a lengthy battle against leukemia.
He was 35.
The “Girl on TV” crooner, a native of suburban Massachusetts, died in a hospital near his hometown of Kingston, after suffering a stroke on Wednesday afternoon, says a Cronin brother.
Rich was lead singer and main songwriter for the three-man LFO, which netted its biggest success with the single “Summer Girls.” The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999.
After being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in 2005, Cronin launched the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to spread awareness about the disease and educate the public about the importance of donating blood and bone marrow. Despite Cronin’s health issues the band announced plans for a comeback in 2009.