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Fellow Boy Banders Mourn Late LFO Singer Rich Cronin


Sep. 9 2010, Updated 7:00 a.m. ET

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Pop stars from the boy band era were mourning the death of LFO singer Rich Cronin, who passed away at 35 Wednesday after a five-year bout with leukemia.

A message from the official LFO Twitter page read, "Brad & Devin are distraught over the passing of our brother Rich Cronin. May he rest in peace in the comfort our Lord in Heaven."

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Fellow boy band the Backstreet Boys also chimed in on the singer's passing, describing him as "an awesome guy."

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"We r so sad 2 hear the news bout Rich Cronin," the band wrote on its Twitter page. "Our hearts go out 2 his friends, family + fans. Rest in peace brother.”

Bright-eyed News Kids On The Block alum Joey McIntyre Tweeted that Cronin was a "good kid with a warm heart" and that they shared "some good laughs back in the day."

NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, who worked with Cronin on the VH1 show Mission: Boy Band, wrote on his Facebook page, "Rip to a great friend rich c."

LFO, short for Lyte Funky Ones, had a pair of big hits in 1999 with Summer Girls and Girl on TV.


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