LFO singer Devin Lima has died at the age of 41 after a year long battle with cancer, a family member has confirmed.
Devin is the second member of the group to die, after Rich Cronin passed away following his battle with leukaemia. Brad Fischetti is the only surviving member.
The boy band were popular in the 90s, with their biggest hit being Summer Girls which rocketed to number 3 in the charts in 1999.
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Last night we sat on the porch, enjoying the cool fall evening and reminiscing on the Rich in Love Tour. We both agree that it was among the best and most fun experiences we have ever had. Bittersweet because Rich wasn’t with us, although we know he was with us in spirit. Beautiful because we got to tour again with our 4th member and brother, Mike Caputo. Couple that with the fact that we were touring with some of our favorite people in Floyd, Alan, Craig, Cassese, Mika, Kyle, The Duprees, and Fish. We are so thankful to YOU for coming out to see us play and for giving us some of the best memories of our lives. Here are some of our favorite pics from the tour with Caputo and a throw back circa 2001. You’ll see our good good friend Joe Kelly in one of the pics, too. Much love to you and many many thanks for helping us realize dreams. ❤️
According to TMZ, Devin passed away earlier this morning (November 21).
The group initially disbanded after Rich’s tragic death in 2010, but Devin and Brad decided to move forward as a duo in 2017 and released new music last year with their single Perfect 10.
Talking to iHeartRadio about the meaning behind their new music, the duo described their decision to write a song that would be ‘appropriate’ for their current fan base.
A lot’s changed in the last 15 years. Life’s changed a lot, and we just want them to know that we think that they’re perfectly made, despite what the world tells us about what our worth is based on, what we have, how we look.
We just wanted our fans and our wives to know that we see how hard you’re working, and to us, you’re perfect 10s.
As reported by iHeartRadio, the band had planned to do a tour in the spring of 2018, which was to be named ‘Rich in Love’ in memory of their late band member.
Speaking on the radio station last year about their upcoming tour, the duo described their intentions for the tour.
We’re going to continue to tour. This is the first leg of what we call the ‘Rich in Love’ tour, and we hope that it eventually circles the country and also overseas also.
We hope it gets so big that we can actually afford to have Rich as a hologram on stage with us. That’s the idea. That’s the mission.
However, TMZ reports that LFO sadly had to cancel the tour after doctors found a football-sized tumour sitting on Devin’s adrenal gland.
The tumour was reportedly pushing against many organs, including his heart, and so doctors made the decision to remove it.
However, after surgery it was discovered that the tumour was malignant and that Devin had stage four cancer.
He passed away this morning.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Devin at this difficult time.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).