Former LFO member dies in ‘Tragic Loss’ – Hollywood Life
Brian “Brizz” Gillisone of the members of the boy band of the 1990s LFOpassed away. Brad Fischetti, Brian’s bandmate (and now, the only living member of LFO) shared the news of his death on social media. “Each story is made up of chapters. Some grow naturally. Some you have to cut out in your mind. The first two chapters of the LFO story yesterday lost a main character. Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis has passed away,” Brad wrote on March 30.
“I don’t have the details and if I do, I don’t have the right to share them,” he continued. “I am truly struggling to process this tragic loss. I have said it before, and I will continue to say it; The LFO story is a tragedy. If you know what I’ve been doing, you’ll know I’m trying to bring light into the dark. Trying to find redemption in pain and suffering. Try to honor the legacy. Today I pay tribute to my old bandmate, Brizz.”
“If you’ve watched the LFO Story live stream or watched the band and I play live, you know what Brian means to LFO. If it weren’t for his hard work and dedication in the early days of LFO, the first two chapters, the LFO you know and (hopefully) love wouldn’t have existed,” he continued. “My relationship with Brian is complicated. It contains moments of extreme pain but is also filled with joy. I learned a lot from him about the music business and how to put together and rock a show. And those are the positive aspects of our relationship that I will rely on now and forever.
Brad added: “I have been praying for Brian every day for years. “And I will continue to pray for him, for his beloved father, for his friends, his family and those who loved him. Special Prayers for Pistol Pete and Terry Edwards; two men hold a special place in my heart and certainly hold a special place in Brian’s heart. I know that soon or maybe soon, Brizz will be greeted by Rich and Devin. And I hope that together they make sweet sounds. I really want that. Take it easy, bro. Comfortable rest.
Brad and Brizz founded LFO – short for Lyte Funkie Ones – in 1995 with Rich Cronin. Gillis left the group in 1998. Devin Lima replaced him, and in 1999 the group had success with their song, “Summer Girls” (commonly known as the “Abercrombie & Fitch Song”, according to MORE). Their self-titled debut album peaked at number 21 in the US and they had their second hit single with “Girl on the TV”. As the turn of the century, however, they experienced a decline in profits with each subsequent release, leading to the group’s disbandment in 2002. After a brief reunion in 2009, the group disbanded. disbanded… only to reunite again from 2017 to 2018.
Richie Cronin died in 2010 after suffering a stroke after battling leukemia. Devin Lima passed away in 2018 from adrenal cancer.
Our thoughts are with Brian’s family, friends and fans during this time of loss.
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