MUSICIAN Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis has died aged 47.
Gillis co-founded the Massachusetts boy band LFO, best known for their 1999 record “Summer Girls”.
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Who was Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis?
Gillis was the co-founder of ’90s boy band LFO.
LFO, short for Lyte Funkie Ones, was created by Gillis, Fischetti, and the late Rich Cronin in 1995.
To date, the group has sold over four million records and is known for hit songs “Summer Girls” and “Girl On TV”.
The group’s success has been affected over the years due to internal disagreements – resulting in a number of make-ups and break-ups.
When did Brian Gillis die?
The musician passed away on Wednesday March 29, 2022.
Gillis’ death was announced by friend and former band member Brad Fischetti the following day on Instagram.
The cause of death has not yet been made public.
In a touching post, Fischetti reflected on the “tragic loss” of his friend.
He wrote: “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.”
Who were the LFO members?
Brad Fischetti is the only current living bandmember.
Two other members of LFO have died over the years.
Rich Cronin died after a battle with leukemia in 2010 at age 36.
And Devin Lima succumbed to adrenal cancer in 2018 at 41 years old.
Gillis, Fischetti, and Cronin were the founding members of LFO, which stands for Lyte Funkie Ones, in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1995.
Was Brian Gillis married and did he have any children?
There is no information made public which suggests that Brian Gillis was married.
It is also not known whether or not he leaves behind any children.