R.I.P. Rich Cronin (1975-2010)

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Sad news to pass along this evening. LFO lead singer and member of the VH1 family Rich Cronin passed away earlier this evening of leukemia.

Cronin first rose to fame as the lead singer of the 90s era boy band success story LFO, a group perhaps best known for their 1999 hit, “Summer Girls” (which would be on the short list for songs of that particular summer). After the band’s popularity waned in the early aughts, Cronin then joined up with Chris Kirkpatrick, Jeff Timmons, and Bryan Abrams on the inspirational reality show that aired right here on VH1, Mission: Man Band.

On Rich Cronin’s official Facebook page, his manager, Michelle Holland, left the following statement: “On behalf of the Cronin family and all at the Hope Foundation and [his record label] Orange Freeze, thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. Continue to post them as a tribute to a great man, a better artist and the best friend I could ever have.”

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  1. Toni says:

    Rest with angels and sleep
    with God… :-)

    “When I met you I said my name
    was Rich,

  2. Annonymus says:

    Its not michelle holland, its Melissa Holland. Rest in Peace Richie. We love you. Im sure your are cracking up the angels in heaven with your jokes just as well as you did on this show, in life, and for eveyone else. xoxoxox

  3. Audrey G says:

    I give my prayers to the family and friends and pray for good faith, love, good health and most of all strength. Its hard to have someone leave us, I lost my 7 year old of Leaukemia. God Bless the family and friends once again, may god be with you at this time.