LFO band member Brian "Brizz" Gillis has died at the age of 47, according to other members of the band.
Gillis was one of the original founders of the group whose death was revealed by a band mate on Instagram.
LFO Member Brian “Brizz” Gillis Dead at 47 https://t.co/oZPGmfGKAN
— E! News (@enews) March 30, 2023
"Every story is made up of chapters. Some develop naturally. Some you have to cut up in your mind. The first two chapters of the LFO story lost a main character yesterday," band co-founder Brad Fischetti wrote March 30.
"I don't have details, and it wouldn't be my place to share them if I did. I am really struggling to process this tragic loss," he added.
“My relationship with Brian was complex. It contained moments of great tribulation but also of great joy. I learned a lot from him about the business of music and how to put together and rock a show. And it’s those positive aspects of our relationship that I will lean on now and forever," he continued.
Brian "Brizz" Gillis, one of the original members of the ‘90s boyband LFO, has died. He was 47 years old.https://t.co/rofsHPTgzh
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 31, 2023
"Gillis is now the third member of the boy band to pass away," according to New York Daily News.
"Bandmate David Lima died in 2018 after a battle with adrenal cancer, and the band’s founder Rich Cronin died in 2010 from leukemia," it added.
LFO’s Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis has died at age 47. https://t.co/npRKt2SHDV
— billboard (@billboard) March 31, 2023
The 1990s boy band was the source of several well-known songs, including "Summer Girls" (1999), "Girl on TV" (1999) and "Simon from Sydney."
"The group’s pop-rap single 'Summer Girls' became their biggest hit and was often referred to as “The Abercrombie & Fitch” song because of the popularity of the lyric 'I like girls that wear Abercrombie & Fitch.' The song helped to catapult their 1999 album 'LFO' — which also included hit single 'Girl on TV' — to No. 21 on the Billboard 200," according to Variety.
The group launched in 1995, seeing success in the late 1990s before their 1999 hit song and album. The group played until 2002, taking a short break and reunited without Gillis until 2010 when Cronin died of a stroke.
The cause of death for Gillis has not yet been revealed, with his loss coming at a young age alongside other band members of LFO who are gone far too soon.