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Boy band LFO member Brian “Brizz” Gillis passed away; former bandmate confirms: “Tragic loss.”

The 1990s boy band LFO’s short-lived member Brian “Brizz” Gillis passed away.

Brad Fischetti, a former bandmate of Gillis, shared a vintage black-and-white photo of the singer on Instagram on Thursday to confirm the singer’s passing. No specific cause of death was revealed. In his late 40s, Gillis.

“Chapters make up every story. Some grow organically. Some of them require mental cutting up. Yesterday, a key character from the first two chapters of the LFO tale passed away,” Fischetti stated. I am finding it really difficult to cope with this awful loss.

My relationship with Brian was complicated, Fischetti continued. There were times of immense tribulation as well as times of great joy. He taught me a lot about the music industry and how to organise and rock a gig. And I’ll always rely on those components of our relationship that are good.

Along with fellow singers Fischetti and Rich Cronin, Gillis founded the pop-R&B group in 1995. Their debut songs included adaptations of “If I Can’t Have You” by Yvonne Elliman and “Step by Step” by the New Kids on the Block. Later, before the group’s self-titled debut album was released in August 1999, singer Gillis left the group, and singer Devin Lima took over.

According to Fischetti, “the LFO you came to know and (hopefully) love would not exist if it weren’t for his hard work and dedication in the early days of LFO, the first two chapters.
Fischetti remains as the last surviving member of LFO. While Lima passed away in November 2018 at the age of 41 after a fight with cancer, Cronin passed away in September 2010 at the age of 36 as a result of complications from graft-versus-host disease.

The LFO Story is a tragedy, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Fischetti wrote. “If you are aware of what I’ve been up to, you are aware that I am attempting to shed light on the shadows. Attempting to gain atonement via hardship and agony. attempting to uphold the legacy.

“I know that Rich and Devin will shortly, if not already, greet Brizz,” he continued. And I’m hoping they’ll all come together to create some lovely sounds. I truly would enjoy that.

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