Just days ago we learned that our beloved Jennifer Grey has cancer, now we get hit by news from Rich Cronin, the lead singer from LFo (Lyte Funky Ones), since Rich Cronin died today from cancer, acute myelogenus leukemia, which he had battled for five years now.
LFO is best-known for its 1999 hit single “Summer Girls,” which was written by Cronin and spent four weeks at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. A second single, “Girl on TV,” reached No. 10 on the chart in 2000.
He was born on August 30th 1975 as Richard Burton Cronin and later became famous as Rich Cronin, during the Boyband explosion of the nineties.
In 2007, Cronin was a cast member for the VH1 Reality Show Mission: Man Band. The show also starred Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘N Sync, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd. The four former pop stars came together in Orlando, Florida to hit the music scene. Recording with producer Brian Michael Cox, performing and pitching their new music to major record labels, VH1 chronicled their month long endeavor in 8 episodes. In 2008, Cronin released his first solo album Billion Dollar Sound on May 16, 2008.
In March 2005, Cronin went to the hospital after suffering from constant headaches. He was diagnosed with a form of leukemia known as acute myelogenous leukemia. He was given chemotherapy at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In January 2006 he was in remission. He started his own foundation called the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to raise awareness about the deadly disease, making it his mission to educate people about the need for donating blood, and even more so, bone marrow. On September 8, 2010, fellow pop star Lance Bass and celebrity news site TMZ.com reported on Twitter that Rich Cronin had died that day.
Our best wishes to Rich Cronin family, and we hope he rests in peace.
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