According to friends of Rich Cronin, the front man of disbanded boyband LFO has passed away, two weeks after his 35th birthday. Chris Kirkpatrick (formerly of *NSYNC) updated his official Facebook status on the afternoon of Sept. 8 to read “Rip to a great friend rich c.”
Lance Bass also expressed his condolences via Twitter, writing, “Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died- was a amazing guy. : (“
]]>Kirkpatrick and Cronin starred together in the short-lived VH1 series “Mission: Man Band,” in which former boyband members joined forces in a band called Sureshot. The series also starred Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) and Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd). Cronin remains best known for his involvement in LFO, which produced hits like “Summer Girls” and “Girl On TV,” which were Top 10 Billboard hits in 1999 and 2000 respectively. Born August 30, 1975, Cronin has battled acute myelogenous leukemia since 2005, going into remission several times since. He started the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to spread awareness and encourage people to register to become bone marrow donors.
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