LFO Founding Member Brian Gillis dies At 47

Brian Gillis dies

One of the founder partners of the 90s pop group LFO, Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis, has passed away at the age of 47.

Initially, Gillis, Rich Cronin, and Brad Fischetti were all a member of the group. In 1995, he and Cronin formed the group and Fischetti joined later.

Brian Gillis dies

The group joined the record of Trans Continental Records, the company founded by Lou Pearlman that also boasted the careers of NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

While they continued to have some success after that, it wasn’t until the release of “Summer Girls,” widely known as “the Abercrombie & Fitch song,” that they really broke through to the mainstream.

LFO Summer Girls

Before the band’s popularity, Gillis had departed and was replaced by Devin Lima. They then released “Girl on TV,” which became another smash hit and whose music video featured Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Gillis is the third member of LFO to pass away; the band was only in its 20s when they were at its peak.

Cronin passed away from leukemia in 2010. After taking medicine intended to hasten his recovery from stem cell transplant difficulties, he had a stroke. He was 36.

Due to advanced adrenal cancer, Lima passed away in 2018. He was 41.

The lone remaining LFO member, Fischetti, paid homage to Gillis on Instagram.

“Every story is made up of chapters,” he began.

He ended his tribute with “Rest east bro. Rest easy.”

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