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Brian Gillis, LFO Singer and Founding Member, Lifeless at 47


Very unhappy information at present 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 put up.

He was 47 years outdated.

LFO on 19.02.1997 in Nürnberg / Nuremberg. (Picture by Fryderyk Gabowicz/image alliance by way of Getty Photos)

“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 most important 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 explanation for demise has been introduced.

LFO — which was quick for Lyte Funkie Ones — was shaped again 1995 in Massachusetts and went on to launch hit songs akin to “Summer season 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Eight years earlier, Cronin handed away at 36 years outdated after battling leukemia.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 put up:

“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 you already know what I’ve been doing, you already know I’m attempting 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’ “laborious 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 discovered loads from him in regards to the enterprise of music and methods to put collectively and rock a present. And it’s these optimistic features of our relationship that I’ll lean on now and eternally.”

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’ll make some candy sounds. I would like that.”

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