Devin Lima, the singer behind the ’90s band LFO, has died of cancer at 41, bandmate Brad Fischetti confirmed on Twitter Wednesday.
Fischetti wrote in a video and post shared on social media, “It is with a truly broken heart to say that my brother Harold ‘Devin’ Lima passed away early this morning after a valiant battle with cancer,” he said. “Devin, as the world knows him, was an extraordinary talent, a doting father to his six children, and a loving partner to their mother.”
Lima’s mother Filomena Lima told Us Weekly on Wednesday, “My son has passed away.”
She said, “His fiancée was living with him and let us know that he passed at 2:45 in the morning,” and added that Lima had been “struggling for 13 months since his cancer diagnosis. The family is not good.”
Lima is the second member of the band to die of cancer in recent years: The trio’s lead singer Rich Cronin died in 2010 following a battle with leukemia.
Last year, Lima was diagnosed with Stage 4 adrenal cancer, a rare diagnosis, his publicist Alaina Bendi told Us Weekly.
“(Bandmate Brad Fischetti) has been by his side since day one when Devin fell ill, so LFO will always see together,” Bendi told the magazine following Lima’s diagnosis.
Fischetti added, “A few days before he passed away he said to me, ‘Bro, when it’s over, just tell them I disappeared.’ My friends – Harold “Devin” Lima has disappeared.”
LFO hit it big with their single “Summer Girls” in 1999, with other favorites including “Girls on TV” and “Every Other Time,” with their most recent album “Perfect 10” arriving last year.
USA TODAY has contacted Lima’s representatives for comment.
Contributing: Carly Mallenbaum
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