Brian “Brizz” Gillis, greatest famous as one of many founding members of the ’90s group LFO, has died. He took his final breaths on March 29, 2023, Wednesday. He handed away on the age of 47.
The unhappy information of Brian Gillis’ demise was confirmed by his former bandmate Brad Fischetti on the social networking platform Fb. Learn on to search out out the trigger behind the loss of life of the musician.
LFO singer Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis has handed away
Brian is the third member of the band LFO to depart for the heavenly abode. Within the yr 2010, Wealthy Cronin handed away on the age of 36 after struggling a stroke whereas battling leukemia and Devin Lima died at 41 in 2018 as a result of adrenal most cancers.
On Thursday, Gillis’ former bandmate Brad Fischetti confirmed the unhappy information on the official Fb web page of the band LFO. Within the Fb put up, he additionally talked about that he’s not conscious of the main points of his former bandmate’s loss of life. On the time of his passing, Brian was 47 years previous.
Fischetti began by writing, “Each story is made up of chapters. Some develop naturally. Some it’s a must to minimize up in your thoughts. The primary two chapters of the LFO story misplaced a primary character yesterday. Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis handed away.”
He went on to say, “At the moment I honor my former bandmate and good friend, Brizz. When you watched the LFO Story livestream or have seen the band and me play it reside, you already know what Brian meant to LFO. If it wasn’t for his arduous work and dedication within the early days of LFO, the primary two chapters, the LFO you got here to know and (hopefully) love wouldn’t exist.”
Brad additional added, “My relationship with Brian was advanced. It contained moments of nice tribulation but additionally of nice pleasure. I realized quite a bit from him concerning the enterprise of music and tips on how to put collectively and rock a present. And it’s these constructive features of our relationship that I’ll lean on now and ceaselessly.”
The musician continued, “I’ve prayed for Brian day by day for a few years. And I’ll proceed to wish for him, for his beloved father, for his mates, his household, and people who beloved him. Particular prayers for Pistol Pete and Terry Edwards; two males who maintain a particular place in my coronary heart and undoubtedly held a particular place in Brian’s coronary heart.”
He concluded, “I do know that quickly or perhaps already, Brizz shall be greeted by Wealthy and Devin. And I hope that collectively, they are going to make some candy sounds. I would love that. Relaxation east bro. Relaxation straightforward.”
When was the band LFO fashioned?
For these of you who’re unaware, allow us to share with you, the pop band LFO which consisted of singers Brad Fischetti, Brian ‘Brizz’ Gillis, and Wealthy Cronin was fashioned in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1995. LFO stands for Lyte Funkie Ones.
The 90’s well-liked band gained success with a remake of Yvonne Elliman’s If I Can’t Have You, which reached No. 54 on the UK Singles Chart. Within the yr 1997, they dropped a canopy of the music Step By Step by New Youngsters on the Block.
In 1999, Brian determined to depart the band to place all his concentrate on his solo profession. At the moment, he was changed by Devin Lima and the band continued to pursue their desires of constructing it massive. The band launched their traditional boy band smash “Summer time Women” in 1999. Their self-titled album noticed the sunshine of day in the identical yr.
Over time, LFO disbanded and reunited many occasions
The 90’s pop band was managed by infamous boy band supervisor and convicted fraudster Lou Pearlman, who handed away in jail within the yr 2016. Over time, the band disbanded and reunited a number of occasions. Cronin and Lima’s deaths have been additionally contributing elements for a similar.
The group dropped their sophomore and remaining album, Life Is Good, in the summertime of 2001. After a scarcity of file gross sales of the album, the band determined to half methods in February 2002. Then, the band reunited in June 2009 with out Gillis.
LFO’s reunion didn’t final for an extended interval. On September 28, 2009, the band took to their YouTube web page to announce that they’d completely disbanded. The group didn’t get the prospect to file their third album as a result of Cronin’s loss of life.
Then, the band reunited in 2017. They launched their first new music titled Excellent 10 after a complete of 15 years which featured then-surviving members Lima and Fischetti.
In an interview with Leisure Weekly, Fischetti mentioned “We’re sincerely grateful and excited to have the chance to create new music and tour once more. We miss the presence of our late nice brother bandmate Wealthy Cronin. We are going to do our greatest to make him proud, stick with it his legacy, and to usher LFO into the long run.”
A number of the most well-known songs of the band are as follows: Summer time Women, Lady on TV, Each Different Time, I Don’t Wish to Kiss You Goodnight, You Coronary heart is Secure With Me, The Approach You Like It, Assume About You, Cross My Coronary heart, Can’t Have You, and Child Be Mine.
In an earlier interview with Selection, Brad spoke concerning the nostalgia-fueled Pop2000 Tour and mentioned, “I depart that stage and lose it — it’s like reliving dropping them once more. It’s an unlucky honor to nurture the LFO legacy and there are occasions I believe, ‘There’s an excessive amount of ache. This LFO story’s a tragedy. Put it away, bro – there’s an excessive amount of heartache.’ However I imagine in making one thing good from one thing dangerous, and followers need this. They thank me for preserving Wealthy and Devin’s reminiscences alive, so it’s my mission to honor them and LFO’s legacy and produce folks again to a less complicated time.”
Our love and prayers are with the shut mates and all the household of the previous LFO member Brian “Brizz” Gillis throughout this tough time. Could his soul relaxation in peace. Don’t overlook to remain tuned with us for the newest updates from the world of showbiz.