Brian “Brizz” Gillisone of many boy band members of the Nineties LFOsleft us. Brad Fischetti, Brian’s bandmate (and now, LFO’s solely surviving member) shared the information of his loss of life on social media. “Each story is made up of chapters. Some develop naturally. Some have to be minimize out in your thoughts. The primary two chapters of the LFO story misplaced a foremost character yesterday. Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis has handed away,” Brad wrote on March 30.
“I haven’t got any particulars, and it would not be as much as me to share them if I did,” he continued. “I am actually struggling to take care of this tragic loss. I’ve mentioned it earlier than and I’ll proceed to say it; The LFO story is a tragedy. If what I’ve executed, I Attempting to deliver gentle into the darkness. Looking for redemption in ache and struggling. Attempting to honor the legacy. Right this moment, I honor my former bandmate and good friend, Brizz.
“When you watched the LFO Story dwell stream or noticed the band and I carry out dwell, what Brian meant to LFO. With out his laborious work and dedication in the beginning of LFO, the primary two chapters, the LFO you knew and (hopefully) love wouldn’t exist,” he continued. “My relationship with Brian was advanced. It contained moments of nice tribulation but additionally of nice pleasure. I realized rather a lot from him in regards to the music world and the way to put collectively and rock a present. And it’s these constructive elements of our relationship that I’ll depend on now and eternally.
“I prayed for Brian on daily basis for a few years,” Brad added. “And I’ll proceed to wish for him, for his beloved father, for his pals, household and people who cherished him. Particular prayers for Pistol Pete and Terry Edwards; two males who maintain a particular place in my coronary heart and who undoubtedly maintain a particular place in Brian’s coronary heart. I do know that quickly or possibly already, Brizz might be welcomed by Wealthy and Devin. And I hope that collectively they may make some candy sounds. I would actually like that very a lot. Take it straightforward, my brother. Take it straightforward.
Brad and Brizz fashioned LFO – brief for Lyte Funkie Ones – in 1995 alongside Cronin wealthy. Gillis left the group in 1998. Devin Lima changed it, and in 1999 the band discovered success with their tune, “Summer season Ladies” (also known as “The Abercrombie & Fitch Track, per ADDITIONAL). Their self-titled debut album reached No. 21 within the US they usually had a second hit single with “Woman on the TV”. However, across the flip of the century, they encountered diminishing returns with every subsequent launch, resulting in the band’s breakup in 2002. After a short reunion in 2009, the band disbanded… solely to regroup once more from 2017 to 2018 .
Richie Cronin died in 2010 of a stroke after battling leukemia. Devin Lima died in 2018 from adrenal most cancers.
Our ideas are with Brian’s household, pals and followers throughout this time of grief.
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