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Rich “Summer Girls” Cronin, RIP

Rich Cronin, frontman for the old hip-hop boy band LFO, has died at age 36. Leukemia, alas. He’d been fighting it since 2005.

LFO had their biggest hit with “Summer Girls” in 1999. I don’t think I’ve actually heard Cronin’s name before, but I vaguely remember the band itself — mainly because I knew their name stood for “Lyte Funky Ones,” which they wisely ditched in the manner of KFC.

Here’s the “Summer Girls” video, seeming just a bit more nostalgic and melancholy with the news. 

Good luck, Mr. Cronin, wherever you are.

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