Brad Fischetti, Devin Lima and Rich Cronin from LFO in 2001. Picture: Getty
Brad Fischetti, Devin Lima and Rich Cronin from LFO in 2001. Picture: Getty

Shock as LFO singer dies at 41

LFO singer Devin Lima has died after a year-long battle with cancer, TMZ reported. He was 41.

The New York Post reports that Lima was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in October 2017 after doctors removed a massive adrenal tumour from his stomach.

LFO, or Lyte Funkie Ones, had planned to go on a spring 2018 tour until Lima received his diagnosis.

Lima's bandmate, Brad Fischetti, told the New York Post at the time that the tumour had been successfully removed.

"Devin's surgery went very well. The tumour was successfully removed. His left kidney and adrenal gland were also removed as they were engulfed by the football size tumour in his abdomen," he shared.

"Thankfully, the surgeons were able to save all of his other internal organs."

The group's publicist later broke the sad news of the diagnosis.

"Our whole LFO team is distraught over this and we want nothing more than to see Devin back on stage doing what he does best but, unfortunately, LFO is at the bottom of the list of things that Devin needs to accomplish to get back to normalcy in his life," she wrote at the time.

Rich Cronin from LFO died in 2010 of leukaemia. Picture: YouTube
Rich Cronin from LFO died in 2010 of leukaemia. Picture: YouTube

 

Devin Lima from LFO had died of cancer. Picture: YouTube
Devin Lima from LFO had died of cancer. Picture: YouTube

Lima joined the band after original member Brian "Brizz" Gillis left in 1995 before they hit the big time with songs like Summer Girls, Girl on TV and Every Other Time.

Former lead singer Rich Cronin died after a five-year battle with leukaemia in 2010 he was 36 years old.

He formerly dated Party of Five star Jennifer Love Hewitt, who he wrote Girl on TV about and who appeared in the music video for the song.

 

The band's rep for comment did not immediately return a request for comment.

 

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished here with permission