Devin Lima, LFO Singer, Dies at 41

“Summer Girls” singer had battled Stage 4 adrenal cancer for the past year

Last Updated: November 21, 2018 @ 2:53 PM

Devin Lima, singer for the pop band LFO, died Wednesday. He was 41.

Lima had battled Stage 4 cancer for the past year but succumbed to the disease on Wednesday morning, the band’s publicist confirmed.

“It is with a truly broken heart that I confirm that Harold “Devin” Lima passed away early this morning after a valiant battle with cancer,” LFO’s Brad Fischetti said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “Devin, as the world knows him, was an extraordinary talent, a doting father to his six children, and a loving partner to their mother. He was a beloved son and brother and a friend to so many.

“On behalf of the LFO family, thank you for the tremendous outpouring of love from friends, family, fans, media, and those in the music industry. 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.”

Lima had been diagnosed with adrenal cancer in October 2017 and had one kidney removed. In September 2010, former bandmate Rich Cronin died from leukemia at age 35.

“My son has passed away,” his mom, Filomena Lima, told Us magazine. “His fiancée was living with him and let us know that he passed at 2:45 in the morning. He was struggling for 13 months since his cancer diagnosis. The family is not good.”

Born Harold Lima in Boston, Lima also had acting roles in “Longshot” (2001), “American Pie Presents: Beta House” (2007) and “All That” (1994).

LFO was originally founded in 1995 in Bedford, Massachusetts, by Cronin, Brian “Brizz” Gillis and Brad Fischetti. The band had marginal success with songs such as “If I Can’t Have You.”

When Gillis went solo, Lima quit his job at a hardware store and joined the group.

Their debut album “LFO” went on to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide and scored two Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Summer Girls” and “Girl on TV.” In 2000, they served as opening act for Britney Spears’ tour and co-headlined Nickelodeon’s All That Music & More summer tour.

Following a string of hits including “Life Is Good” and “Every Other Time,” the band broke up in February 2002 and the members all went their separate ways to pursue solo projects. In December 2009, Fischetti and Lima reunited to collaborate on a new hip-hop project called The Xiles.

Last July, LFO released their first new song after 15 years, titled “Perfect 10,” and planned to tour again. “We miss the presence of our late great brother bandmate Rich Cronin. We will do our best to make him proud, carry on his legacy, and to usher LFO into the future,” Fischetti said at the time.