Very unhappy information as we speak out of the world of music:
Brian “Brizz” Gillis — who co-founded the band LFO together with Brad Fischetti and the late Wealthy Cronin — handed away on March 29, Fischetti confirmed in a current Instagram submit.
He was 47 years outdated.
“Each story is made up of chapters. Some develop naturally. Some you need to reduce up in your thoughts.
“The primary two chapters of the LFO story misplaced a major character yesterday,” Fischetti wrote on March 30.
“I don’t have particulars, and it wouldn’t be my place to share them if I did. I’m actually struggling to course of this tragic loss.”
No reason for dying has been introduced.
LFO — which was brief for Lyte Funkie Ones — was shaped again 1995 in Massachusetts and went on to launch hit songs equivalent to “Summer time Ladies” and “Lady On TV,” though Gillis left the group in 1998 in pursuit of a solo profession.
He was changed by Devin Lima, who died November 2018 at age 41 after a battle with adrenal most cancers.
Eight years earlier, Cronin handed away at 36 years outdated after battling leukemia.
Seemingly referencing the band’s unhappy destiny, Fischetti added in his submit:
“I’m actually struggling to course of this tragic loss. I’ve stated it earlier than and I’ll proceed to say it; the LFO Story is a tragedy.
“If what I’ve been doing, I’m making an attempt to deliver mild into the darkness. Making an attempt discover redemption in ache and struggling. Making an attempt to honor the legacy.”
Fischetti famous that with out Gillis’ “arduous work and dedication within the early days of LFO,” the band followers “got here to know and (hopefully) love” wouldn’t have existed.
He continued as follows:
“I realized loads from him concerning the enterprise of music and tips on how to put collectively and rock a present. And it’s these optimistic features of our relationship that I’ll lean on now and without end.”
Fischetti additionally stated he’ll all the time keep in mind Gillis, in addition to his former bandmates, for his or her pure love of music.
“I do know that quickly or possibly already, Brizz will probably be greeted by Wealthy and Devin,” Fischetti wrote.
“And I hope that collectively, they are going to make some candy sounds. I would like that.”