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LFO Lead Singer

Dies

9/8/2010 11:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rich Cronin from the '90s boy band LFO died today after a long fight with leukemia ... TMZ has learned.

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Rich -- who wrote LFO's hit "Summer Girls" in 1999 -- suffered a stroke after a lengthy battle with leukemia, according to his brother.  We're told he passed away in a hospital this afternoon.

Cronin was 35.

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Jennifer    

oh that's so sad :( my condolences to his family.

1505 days ago
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SayWhat    

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. RIP Rich

1505 days ago
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Quinn    

RIP. Corny, but at least he's at peace. Unlike the rest of us.

1505 days ago
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pattycake    

Don't know who this guy is but 35 is too young to die.
RIP.

1505 days ago
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Lexie    

RIP Rich.

TMZ, you could have chosen a better picture. /=

1505 days ago
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Jo    

That is awful. Poor guy, so young. RIP

1505 days ago
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Matt Rex    

I spent a week hanging out with Rich and all the other guys on Mission Man Band a couple years ago. I worked and appeared in the show.

It breaks my heart to read this. I knew him, and he was one of the funniest and nicest entertainers I've met. Very talented and very funny…Had some great times.

****.

1505 days ago
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Lisa    

Aww so sad...He was young. That was a good song back in the day.

1505 days ago
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Sarah    

Absolutely heartbroken.

Rich was one of the most humble, gracious, talented men I've ever met and he put up one hell of a fight againt Lukemia.

God has the ultimate angel now.

REST IN PEACE RICH, YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER FADE AND YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE FOREVER! <3

1505 days ago
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Lisa    

Aww so sad...He was young. That was a good song back in the day.

1505 days ago
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CriticAl    

I didn't even hear he was sick. The disease really took it's toll...he doesn't look like the same person. R.I.P.

1505 days ago
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Lexie    

RIP Rich.

TMZ, you could have chosen a better picture. /=

1505 days ago
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Anna D    

The world has lost a great talent and a great person! I have some of the fondest memories of my life watching LFO and Rich. My prayers are with his family, friends and fellow fans at this time! Love you always Rich!

1505 days ago
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cb    

so sad. a truly good human being and great young man. ****ty things happen to good people sometimes :(

rip rich. chinese food still makes me sick <3 :)

1505 days ago
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Kelly    

I am devastated and heartbroken. I first met Rich back in 1998, before "Summer Girls" and he was such an amazing and talented person. We kept in touch over the years and I saw him regularly at shows. He will truly be missed by many. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Heaven has a new angel.

1505 days ago
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