LFO Singer Devin Lima Has Died of Cancer at Age 41
Devin Lima, a member of the early aughts boy band LFO, died of cancer on Wednesday, November 21, according to reports from several outlets. He was 41.
TMZ was first to report the news, citing a family member of Lima’s as the source of the sad news. Just over a year ago, in October 2017, Lima’s bandmate Brad Fischetti shared that the singer had been diagnosed with stage-4 adrenal cancer.
“Devin asked me to give you this update without him because, frankly, he’s not feeling very well,” Fischetti said at the time, telling fans that Lima had a football-sized tumor removed from his adrenal gland the week prior. “But he asked me to send you his love and gratitude for all the love and prayers you’ve sent his way.”
So far, Fischetti has not spoken about the reports of his death. His mother, however, confirmed her son’s passing, telling Us Weekly, “His fiancée was living with him and let us know that he passed at 2:45 in the morning. He was struggling for 13 months since his cancer diagnosis. The family is not good.”
LFO first rose to fame with their 1999 hit “Summer Girls.” Last year, Fischetti and Lima returned with a new single, “Perfect 10,” and plans for a tour set to kick off in early 2018. The tour was ultimately canceled due to Lima’s health.
Sadly, Lima is the second original member of the group to have died from cancer — singer Rich Cronin died of leukemia in 2010. Our thoughts are with Lima’s family and friends at this time.
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