Devin Lima, a third of the LFO youth band from the early 00s, died of cancer on Wednesday morning, Lima bandmate Brad Fischetti confirmed the New York PostS page six. He was 41 years old.
"With a real broken heart, I confirm that Harold" Devin "Lima died early this morning after a brave battle against cancer, Devin, as the world knows him, was an extraordinary talent, a loving father for his six children and a companion loving for his mother. "He was a beloved son and brother and friend of so many," Fischetti said in a statement.
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"On behalf of the LFO family, thank you for the tremendous outpouring of love from friends, family, fans, the media and the music industry."
In October of 2017, the singer of "Summer Girls" underwent surgery to remove a tumor. "The surgery was great," Fischetti said in a video. "The tumor was the size of a soccer ball. But [surgery] It was smooth, they did not have to extract some of the organs that they thought they would do. "
At the end of that month, Fischetti revealed that Lima had adrenal cancer in stage four.
"Devin asked me to give you this update without him because, frankly, it does not feel very good," Fischetti said in a video. "But he asked me to send you his love and gratitude for all the love and prayers you sent him."
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"He has had a tough recovery," Fischetti added. "He had some really difficult days at the hospital, but fortunately he is now at home, resting and healing."
The diagnosis of cancer in Lima ended with the LFO plans for a tour, Billboard reported in October 2017.
"We hoped that if it was not cancer, we could really put Devin back in shape so that the guys could be on track to go on tour in February," said LFO publicist Alaina Bendi. Billboard.
"However, this is just a complete game change from left field and the band is, no matter how heartbreaking, the last thing you need to focus on right now, you need to focus on your health, so the tour LFO will be canceled indefinitely, "Bendi continued.
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The tragedy has hit the group before. In 2010, LFO singer Rich Cronin died of leukemia at age 36.
In July 2017, 18 years after the release of "Summer Girls", Fischetti and Lima released "Perfect 10". Entertainment Weekly informed
"Our new single" Perfect 10 "was inspired by our fans and written for our fans," Fischetti said. EW. "We are sincerely grateful and excited to have the opportunity to create new music and tour again, we miss the presence of our late brother, brother Rich Cronin, we will do our best to make him proud, continue with his legacy and take the LFO to the future. "
TMZ was the first to report the news.