The passing of former LFO frontman Rich Cronin has struck a deep chord with celebrities as well as the band's fan community. The 35-year-old singer passed away Wednesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer. Friends of the boy-bander took to Twitter to remember Cronin and his music.
Fellow LFO member Brad Fischetti appreciated all the kind words and support throughout the difficult period, tweeting, "thx u 4 all the kind messages. Devin & I will miss our brother Rich. May he rest n peace with our Lord n Heaven. Please pray for his family."
Another boy band that rose to fame alongside LFO was the Backstreet Boys. The guys of BSB shared their thoughts on Cronin's passing. "We r so sad 2 hear the news bout Rich Cronin. He was an awesome guy. Our hearts go out 2 his friends, family + fans. Rest in peace brother," they tweeted.
Radio personality and former MTV VJ Carson Daly said that he hopes the unfortunate passing will bring attention to the upcoming charity program, Stand Up 2 Cancer. "Very sad to hear about LFO's Rich Cronin. RIP. I hope this brings added awareness to friday's Stand Up 2 Cancer event. Prayers to his family," he tweeted.
Erik-Michael Estrada of the Lou Pearlman-managed group O-Town (he also managed LFO at one point) admitted how much Cronin meant to him, tweeting, "Today we lost an extraordinary person. Rich you mean more to me than you'll ever get a chance to know. #Mentor #SummerGirls #RichCronin4eva"
Another ex-boy band member, Lance Bass, expressed sorrow over Cronin's death. "Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died- was a amazing guy" he wrote.
Cronin died of myelogenous leukemia, the disease that also recently took the life of Craig Brandmeier, one of the subjects of MTV's "True Life: I Need a Transplant," which aired earlier this year.
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