He had a beautiful coming of Massachusetts, in the North-East of the United States, the songs of his band, LFO, gave the desires of Florida or California and celebrate the summer, the girls and the recklessness of youth. Devin Lima passed away Wednesday November 21, at the age of 41 years, the victim of a cancer of the adrenal glands he was fighting for more than a year. Rich Cronin, lead singer of the group, had preceded it in 2010, succumbing to leukemia.

Brad Fischetti, the only member of the boy band still alive, has paid tribute to his friend on Twitter, visibly very moved. “It is with broken heart that I announce that my brother Harold “Devin” is off”, he wrote, praising his “extraordinary talent”.

The success at the end of the 1990s with the single Summer Girls

With LFO, (diminutive of Lyte Funky Ones), Devin Lima has experienced success at the end of the 1990s, the great age of boys bands, these groups of young singers to the physical benefit that put the female audience in an uproar. In 1999, the title Summer Girls , tribute, as its name suggests, the ladies met during the summer had allowed the LFO to know the success, ” says Rolling Stone.

A song very influenced by his time: “I like girls who wear Abercrombie and Fitch” (clothing brand then in vogue), then sang the trio of beautiful kids, sporting on the beach, surrounded by a cloud of young girls happy and tanned.

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Great success, the title has reached the third place in the ranking Billboard Hot 10. Subsequently, the boy’s band has continued on its growth trajectory with new hit singles, Girl on TV and Every Other Time . After two albums, LFO and Life is Good , the group in loss of velocity is separated in 2002.

The boy’s band, reduced to two members, was reformed in 2017, with a new title to the sound of the 90’s, Perfect 10 . LFO plans to go on tour again, but the cancer of Devin Lima has halted net this project. A sad end for a group synonymous with lightness as a teenager, forever rooted in the time of the boys bands.

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