Girls who wore Abercrombie & Fitch in the late '90s and boy band fans everywhere mourn the loss of LFO frontman Rich Cronin, who died Wednesday after a long struggle with leukemia,TMZ reports
. He was 35.
Best-known for the hits "Summer Girls" and "Girl on TV," Cronin and his bandmates came together in Orlando in 1996. Like the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync, the group was managed by mogul Lou Pearlman, and it eventually broke up in 2002. Cronin was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005. While his cancer was in remission, he appeared on the 2007 VH1 reality show Mission: Man Band with former members of 'NSync, Color Me Badd, and 98 Degrees. He released a solo album in 2008, and LFO briefly re-formed in 2009.
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"Rich Cronin Hope Foundation for Leukemia regretfully and
sadly announces the passing of our founder and hero, Rich Cronin. Rich
passed away today after a long battle against leukemia. I promise to
continue our mission to one day WIN the good fight. Life will not be the
same. ♥ Melissa Holland"
More on Cronin's passing and his life here.