We were just discussing Rich and "Summer Girls" and how much we love that song. Thank you for your musical contributions to our youth.
Rest in peace Rich
Wow, saw you guys when I was in Florida at the house of blues. Thought lets see what lfo is up too.to hear rich passed away is awful and sad. Gone to soon.
I saw you perform when I was young and it was amazing. You were amazing. Please rest in peace. You will always be missed.
The world misses you Rich...
I was playing Summer Girls on my iPhone and I decided to look up LFO to see what they guys have been up to and I come to see that Rich passed away 4 years ago..I'm heartbroken that I am just now finding this out. I know this is 4 years too late but my heart and prayers are with your family. <3
Sending all my love to you. May you rest in peace. We will never forget you and the impact you had on us. Especially the way you made us feel. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world!
I miss your face, but most of all I miss your voice...
I remember how cute you were, and how I smiled when I heared your songs. It's a big shame I never got to see you in person before you had to go. I'm thinkin in you always, see you in Heaven soon....
Miss you Rich. I heard "Summer GIrls" this morning as soon as I got into the office and a smile came upon my face. Thought of you right away and your stunning smile. There's not a day that goes by where I don't miss and think of you. When I had heard the news of your passing I broke down and couldn't stop crying :(; Gone way too soon. You had such incredible, natural talent. Hope you are ok wherever you are and are looking down with pride on everyone. Huge respect, love always. R.I.P. sweetheart Xoxoxo Kimberly Fried (Montreal, QC)
We miss you Rich, we miss your music and LFO :(
I was floored when i heard u passed. im sorry ur life was taken in such a cruel way
I was so crazy about u
U were an amazing person and u had a true talent for rapping and singing. the world lost u too soon and i say a prayer for u evry night i hope ur sitting on a big white cloud lookin at s better place.
R.i.p sweetheart xx
You had a kid all the way in Kenya singing about Abercrombie and Fitch waaaay before he knew what that meant.Thank you very much for your songs and what they meant to me.
R.I.P Rich ... Gone too soon ...
RIP Rich. Your music has gotten me through some very hard times.. Would have been an honor to meet you. Rest easy...
So sad...beautiful and talented. Gone to soon x r.i.p rich
So sad...beautiful and talented. Gone to soon x r.i.p rich
I can't believe it's been three years. Love forever.
Still brings tears to my eyes
The most special person I have ever met in my life. The most influential person I ever spoke to. I love you. I miss you. You truly where a candle in a dark world. The world needs you and your music now more then ever.
We miss you and your incredible talent Rich. I'm sure you are singing with the angels in heaven. RIP <3 xoxo
U r my hero rich I live everyday to the fullest because of you..
My boo forever love you rich
Rich you are always in my thoughts & prayers. There's never a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I hope you are resting comfortably & are ok. Please take care & keep Corey safe for me :) Your music will always be a part of my life. Miss you so much xoxo
RIP handsome you gone far too soon xx Laura, Glasgow Scotland
I just want to say how sorry I am to hear Rich has passed.He truly was a remarkable talented person and a great singer and songwriter and he will be missed. R.I.P. Rich <3
miss you rich thanks for being facebook and twitter friends with me and joey stadik we will miss you
Love your voice and music. Just purchased "Billion Dollar Sound" and love teh entire album. I was lucky enough to see you in concert one time in 2001, I think.
Such a great person. Such a wonderful legacy. God bless.
R.I.P to a great singer xx
May you rest in peace, Rich. You are now singing in heaven with the angels. Take care.
Hey Rich, I will keep listening to "Every Other Time". You have a terrific voice and fun lyrics. I picked up your CD back in 2001 and transferred all my discs to i-tunes in 2009. I never knew what happened to LFO, but I knew that your sound was right. Today I just read up on the news and wish that I would have seen you here on earth. Thank you for the gift of music!
R.I.P. Love you and your talent. I remember I bought Summer Girls single and played it a million times.
I am heartboken over you leaving this planet. May your next journey in life lead to a bigger thing. You are beautiful!! I can never stop looking at a photo of you!
I regret never getting a chance to see you live. I love all your new music along with the classic lfo albums. I hope someday, somehow, i will get to see you. Dispite what you said on Howard Stern about no girl staying by your side during the chemo process, you're wrong. I would have. Miss you always.
u will be missed. i cant believe your gone. but i know that someday i will get to see you in heaven. you were a great guy and a very talented guy. i love you and you will be totally missed
It's like a story all too familiar. The lives of many young, great, and talented people taken way before their time. It just seems so unfair... I know I never knew him but just reading through his struggle has truely been an inspiration for me to keep moving forward no matter what. Thank you for making the impossible possible again. You have saved a life and not a moment too soon. My deepest sympathies to the Cronin family. RIP Rich. You'll forever be in my heart.
Words cannot express how saddened I am that Rich is gone. I fell in love with his music that inspires me daily. I wish I would have gotten to meet him or see him in concert. I choose to live by his example that "it only gets better". I wish his family the best. I know he is still singing in a better place.
I first heard your music on a trip to the States many years ago. It will always remind me a great time there. So sad to hear that you are no longer a part of Family Earth. Love to all your family and friends. Irene Soulsby, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
I only found out yesterday that Rich passed away as i live in london and it wasnt until i was showing a friend of mine a lfo video on youtube that i realised.
I never met Rich but i was a fan of his music and from time to time i still put on the albums.
Im so upset ive been watching videos and interviews on youtube and he was such a cool guy and really funny, he seemed like a real kind hearted person, i wish i had met him.
Im so sorry for your loss, all us fans will never forget him x
its very heartbreaking news a great man/singer/songwriter he will be greatly missed and now theres another great angel in heaven!!! my prayers go out to his family
I am soo sorry to hear about your death.I didnt even know you were sick.I saw LFO in concert twice years ago.They were an awesome group.Rich was a really sweet guy,I will pray for his family and friends.RIP.Rich I hope there are some SummerGirls where you are.
Saw you at Maureen Hancock's reading yesterday in Scituate. My heart was breaking for you. It was comforting to know Rich was there talking to you. We were there for the passing of a dear 16 year old friend in August. You are very lucky to have had this young man in your life as he continues to be with you. God Bless!
I had the pleasure of speaking to Rich on just a few occasions, but from those few times, i could tell what an amazing and warm hearted person he was. He made me smile and laugh, he had an amazing sense of humor. I miss him like he was my best friend, and im sure he had that effect on many others. I am so sorry for you familys loss. He was truly an inspiration to so many. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Cronin, I wanted to take this time to tell you that you raised an amazing son. I've recently had the opportunity to see Rich's Howard Stern interview and VH1 Mission: Man Band clips on YouTube. It's been a long time since I smiled and laughed so hard. Your son truly was a joy and had the greatest sense of humor. I've read and heard some comments from people that your son represented the city of Boston well. Hands down, I think Rich Cronin was the BEST representative of Boston and probably the most charming guy to come from the state of Massachusetts. To Rich's siblings - What a riot it must have been to have had such a hilarious, fun, talented, and strong brother. You were truly blessed to have had him in your life. I think any individual who had Rich as his/her sibling, son, friend, co-worker, etc. were blessed.
I also think that Rich had A LOT of talent. He was a great singer, songwriter, performer, and comedian. But most importantly, he had a genuinely good heart and soul. I liked Rich from the LFO days, and I feel that his songwriting skills got better as he got older. I can totally relate to the lyrics of his song, "It Only Gets Better." It tears me up every time I listen to it.
Not only was Rich a nice, funny, and madly talented guy, but I admire him for battling leukemia as long as he did. I truly have compassion and empathy for Rich - because I've been battling TMJ, a chronic health problem since 1993, the age of 19, after an oral surgeon dislocated my jaw after wisdom tooth surgery. If you do the research, TMJ only gets worse over the years, and last year it took a turn for the worse, which resulted in me having RSD, etc. I had surgery this year in Florida, which honestly scared me, and it's been a battle each and every day to deal with all of this. I totally relate to Rich in terms of the mind and heart being strong, but the body is not cooperating with the fighting spirit of the mind and heart. My mind and heart are still strong, but the body is STILL not cooperating. So, in a way, I can understand some of the struggles Rich went through.
For the longest time I was stoic and kept my health problems to myself. Truthfully, a lot of doctors and health practitioners told me that they couldn't believe that I dealt with all of this with no painkillers at all. I only used my mental willpower to deal with my TMJ, and only used Advil every now and then. But everything changed when an incident happened last year. And this year, I decided to not be quiet anymore. I guess there was a reason why I was chosen to have the stuff that I have, just like in a way, Rich was chosen to go through what he did. I think I understand some of the thought processes that went through Rich's mind: Why me? What in the world is happening to me? It's like one day you're perfectly healthy and have all these plans for the future, then the next day, something bad happens, and your plans and life path get rearranged. Your goals and wants in life change. And this usually happens to the good people. And Rich Cronin was one of them.
I donated some money to the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation and bought his CDs. I'll donate some more money in the future for Rich. Each month, I make it a point to donate to at least five different organizations for various causes and health issues. I agree with Rich when he said that the simple things in life are what matters most. And that all he wants is to be healthy. Those are the same things that I want. Money, material things, and fame don't matter. The best gift in the world is to have good health - then you have and can do anything with good health. I totally agree with Rich Cronin and his philosophy on life.
It's a shame that I never got to meet Rich in person. It sincerely would have been an honor to have met him because I honestly believe that we had many things in common to talk about. There's nothing like health problems to make someone humble. I've read many comments saying it's sad that Rich died young. I get that comment a lot as well, "You're too young to be dealing with all these health issues." Well, bad things happen to people and it doesn't discriminate in terms of age. You have to look at the health history of someone, and see how long he or she has battled the health condition. My cousin died at the age of 37 this past summer in Thailand, my age. Yes, it's sad that Rich and my cousin died. Really. But at the same time, Rich and my cousin are no longer suffering in physical pain. Truthfully, out of all the "cousins" I had, she was probably the one I related to the most, and her death devastated me.
Anyways, I'm sorry that Rich had to go through all that he did. And I'm sorry for the long post. Yes, Rich's character, personality, talent, and fight with leukemia have impressed me so much that I have publicly posted on the Internet for the first time in a long time, except for online petitions, which I honestly rarely do these days because of my current health battles. Yes, I felt that strongly compelled to write a message for Rich and to the Cronin family. I want to repeat and emphasize to you that you truly won the lottery by having Rich Cronin in your life. Cherish and remember all the times you had with him,and hold those memories close to your heart. Again, I wish I met Rich in person, but it's good to know that he existed on this Earth. Good men with truly good hearts are hard to come by these days.
God Bless, Lalita :)
Doris, my heart ached when I heard about Ritchie. My prayers are with you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Mr. &Mrs. Cronin, Mike and Cassie,
My sincere condolences for your loss of son and brother. Thank you for allowing Rich to pursue his dream of making music. Through his music and love of performing Rich touched the lives of so many. Every time I think of Rich I will remember him as a creative, fighting spirit and courageous person. Rich's legacy is a tremendous one and will live on through his music and The Rich Cronin Hope Foundation.
God Bless you all during your time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I have never been so saddened by the loss of someone I didn't know personally, which shows just how much Rich was an inspiration and how he touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Thanks for the memories that I'll cherish always. Rich was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. My thoughts and heart go out to his family and loved ones during their time of loss. May god bless each and every one of you.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cronin,
Such a wonderful young man, I knew the little boy who attended KES I used to always joke with him about his big feet he certainly put Kingston on the map my heart is so sad for the entire Cronin family.
My heart aches for your family, friends & fans. I feel so fortunate that your music was with me on many sunny days & a few hospital stays. Your family & close friends are in my prayers & you are in my heart.
To the Cronin Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you,Rich was a great person and very inspirational.I never stopped listening to LFO. You will be missed and I know that you are still singing up there in Heaven. God Bless you and I hope I get to meet you in Heaven when my time comes.
I guess the saying was right: "Only the good die young." May you rest in peace. I hope these messages take a little of the saddness away from your family, to know you were loved by so many people of all ages. I've sent a special prayer to my Ghi to greet you.
Shooby-doo-wop,and scobby snacks!! <3
To the Cronin family, Brad, and Devin,
My deepest sympathies go out to you! Rich was a talented, handsome, and sweet man. He will be missed.
Rich, thank you for the memories and for helping my high school years become memorable ones. You will without a doubt be missed.
I still jam to your music all the time in my car Rich..u were truely an amazing artist and person representing our hometown of Boston! You will be missed and my prayers go out to your family. You'll live on forever through your music & I hope your resting easy & pain free! <3 always Jules xoxo
I can't believe Rich Cronin is gone.It's been nearly a week and I am? still in shock. I actually cried when I heard the news. Rich was such an inspiration. He was so talented and never let his cancer slow him down. I know I didn't know him personally but LFO was my favorite band in the 90s and still is. My heart, praye...rs, and thoughts go out to his mom, dad, Mike, Cassie, Brad, Devin and the rest of his family and friends. Rich you will never be forgotten.
I have been listening to LFo and his solo music nonstop since I heard the news? Wednsday night. RIP Rich. There are people all around the world that loved you and still do, always have and always will. I only wish that I had gotten the chance to meet you or see you in concert. I am so glad that you tried to find a cure... for cancer and I thank you for that. My only hope now that you are gone is that people remember everything you did for cancer. Rich you will never be forgotten. You were so young. It still doesn't seem real that you are gone.
I'm so happy that
God blessed his fans with the chance for him to shine. I know how his family feels I just lost my cousin to Cancer as well in June. It's a really horrible disease that really needs to be cured. LFO was apart of my childhood and I was still a fan up until this day. I would love to help with his website or anything to help with his disease. firstname.lastname@example.org... Rich is resting with angles and sleeping with God. I love you Rich see you on the other side, watch over my cousin for me please she gave me you're first CD!!! :-) Love Toni
You were an amazing man, Rich. Your smile was infectious, your talent undeniable. I still can't believe you're gone. Your cousin wrote a beautiful eulogy to tribute your life. We will always love you, Rich. Rest in Peace. Dick, Doris, Mike and my Cassie, I love you all.
The Drummond Family
What do you say about a person who followed their dreams? I can only hope that more people would do the same thing. Know even if he is not on the earth he still lives on because he followed his dreams and there is his music, his compassion, and most of all his spirit! I am so deeply sorry for your loss and hope that things get easier in time, my heart goes out to his Parents, siblings and other family memebers and Friends.
I LOVED LFO THEY GOT ME OVER MY HARD TIMES OF MY CANCER,I TO HAD A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT AND SOME HOW THEIR MUSIC MADE ME HAPPY.TO RICHES FAMILY AND FRIENDS I WOULD LIKE THEM TO KNOW HE WAS LOVED NOW HE IS A STAR IN HEAVEN AS HE WAS A STAR ON EARTH GOD BLESS.
I met Rich the summer of 1993 when he and my daughter met each other at Cape Cod. For the next several years we saw Rich at the Cape or he would come visit us in WV. He was a sweet, fun-loving and precious person from a wonderful family. My mind still cannot believe this has happened. RIP Rich -- the entire Tucker family loved you
I'm writing from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, UK to say I loved Rich and will remember him always; lots of love and Rock On Up There Rich!xxxxxx
Everytime I think of Rich's passing, I get so emotional. I can't seem to shake the sadden feeling I seem to feel, even though I never met Rich personally. I listen to LFO's songs often, and it brings to back to my younger days, when things were easier, and homework and Saturday chores was all I had to worry about. He was definitely taken to soon, but his legacy will live through his music and his foundation. Rest in Peace Rich, you are without a doubt in heaven.
My deepest symphaty to Rich's family and friends! I met Rich many times during his promotion tours over here in Munich/Germany, back in 1996 (-2000). He was a very talented guy with a warm heart. He'll always have a special place in my heart!
My boyfriend who works at autosports in Kingston knew him for years coming in the store often. He said he was such a great guy and that he was lucky to have met him. Our thoughts and prayers go to Rich's family and friends. R.I.P
I am so sad. Ever since I heard the news I can't get Rich off of my mind. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. To Rich's parents most of all...you should never have had to feel this pain. I will pray for your peace and comfort. Thank you for the gift of Rich Cronins life.
.......Rich...your music will forever take me back to a place in time where everything seemed good and carefree. Thank you for that. Rest in peace beautiful boy...you will never be forgotten.
I had the honor of meeting Rich years ago and the memories of that day have stayed with me. He was not only one of my favorite artists but came across as a really sweet person with a light around him that drew people in. He touched many lives in his time here and will continue to do so with his foundation and messages. May he rest in peace.
Wish we could be with you.Thanks for our happy memories on the Lake.
With much love,
Ted & Jinny Green
i had the honor of meeting him years ago at the Big E and it is a moment I will treasure always. you will be forever missed!!! RIP my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. another angel gains his wings :(
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
By Christina RossettiThe Poetry Foundation
To the Cronin family, Rich was more than a talented musician he was an extraordinary human being. Rich brought comfort to many people in his short life, please know that his message to stand up to this horrible disease will not die with him.
I am so sorry about the death of rich I am a Big Lfo fan I misssssssssssssss him
Rich you will be greatly missed! You were so talented and such a fighter!! I met you 9 years ago and you were soooo sweet! I actually got the opportunity to hang out in your hotel room with you and Mike! Me and you had a conversation about Adiddas shoes... I got White ones with Pink stripes just because you wore Adiddas all the time!!! You've impacted so many lives down here and you will NEVER be forgotten!!! To all of Rich's friends and family I offer my prayers and Condolences during this diffucult time! Rich you are an Angel!
my condolences go out to Rich's close friends, family and his band members Brad Fischetti and Devin Lima. May we all find comfort in knowing that Rich wont be suffering anymore. Rest In Peace Richard Burton Cronin you are part of LFO forever.
My sister and I got to meet him on one of those tour dates. Even though he was obviously tired, he talked to us for about 20 minutes and was incredibly friendly and funny. Our condolences go out to his family and friends and everyone who cared about him and his music.
Rich will always be remembered by the Sacred Heart High School community as a young man with a faith in the goodness of others. His selfless generosity in sharing his talents, along with his engaging smile, will not be forgotten by teachers and friends.
I met rich when he was here in new jersey doing a cancer baseball game for cancer and he was a sweetheart and it breaks my heart that he passed away and i cried when i heard the news my prayers go out to you mr and mrs cronin and mike and cassie sorry for your loss he is in better hands now and will be looking out for you guys.....
To: The Family of Rich Cronin
He is a great person and made so many lifes shine with his beautiful singing, I'm so glad I got to take my 2 daughters to see LFO when they where in Toledo,Ohio, My girls loved it, Your family is in my prayers. Please stay strong, he would of wanted you too.
D.M.C of Toledo,Ohio
Wow, it's so sad to see a young person, a peer fall asleep in death. Disease is certainly rampant in the times in which we live but that's one of the signs Jesus gave us as part of the end of this system of things. It's good to know that once this system ends we will have the opportunity to live in a new system where no one will have to say "I am sick" and those who have fallen asleep in death will be resurrected back to life for a chance to live forever.
Rich was a wonderful young man who will be missed. His faith, love and life will be remembered. My deepest condolences. It was an honor to have known him.
My sincere condolences go out to the Cronin family. Please know Rich made a difference in so many peoples' lives. He will be greatly missed.
To the Cronin family and friends,
Rich Cronin leaves behind a legacy. My heart goes out to your family and his friends at this time. I hope you are comforted by loving memories of him and knowing that soon God "will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.”
To the family and friends of Mr. Cronin, please find comfort in your memories and the promises of our heavenly father during this difficult time. The "God of all comfort."(2 Cor. 1:3,4)
He is singing with the angels now. My condolences to your family.
Didn't know Rich personaly. But I was a fan of LFO. May you find comfort in knowing he wont suffer anymore. RIP Rich. *LFO*
To the Cronin family, we want to thank you for all the sacrifices you made over the years to share Rich with us all. It is always difficult on the road to be away from your family and we relied on each other to fill that void. Rich was one of the greatest "family" members anyone could ask for . Always happy , always funny and always there when you needed him. May you all find peace in knowing the joy he brought to so many and know that in this difficult time you are not alone, your "family" is praying for you and with you !
To the bereaved family and friends,
Mr. Conin leaves behind a legacy.
Your time well spent togther will
never be forgotten. May you draw
comfort from your fond memories
that will never extinguish. "As
the last enemy, death will be
brought to nothing." My sincere
sympathies during this arduous time.
To the Cronin Family: Rich was a genuinely nice individual with an awesome sense of humor. He touched so many lives, not only with music, but with his never-ending kindness. He will be sorely missed. No words will ease the pain you're all feeling right now. My deepest sympathies and condolences to you during this difficult time.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. -Matthew 5:4
I got my first A&F shirt because I loved LFO. I saw LFO every time they came to Pittsburgh. Rich was one of those artist that glowed and you knew he loved what he was doing. If anyone is an angel I'm sure Rich is.
My sympathy to Rich's family, Brad and Devin.
To the family: May the comfort from family and friends strengthen you during this difficult time, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
Rich Nice was a great musician and a better friend... I miss you brother..
Rich, you were a great guy and I am very glad to have had the opportunity to meet you and get to know you a bit. You will be missed greatly.
Music, when soft voices die
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory—
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.
Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the beloved's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.
By Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe Poetry Foundation
My hearts goes out to Rich's family...I was so sad to hear of his passing. I was in shocked, I couldnt believe it. I was such a big fan of LFO...I loved their music so much...They were the "thing" went I was growing up!! He will truely be missed. My prayers go out to his family...Hope u find comfort in the Lord!! God Bless
My deepest sympathy to Rich's family and friends. I saw and met him on the recent reunion tour and he was a very kind and lovely person. I really enjoyed his music. The world has lost a shining light.
My Deepest Condolences To Everyone.
May the Happy Memories of Rich remain in your Hearts Forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with loved ones and dear friends. Warm Regards,
rich you were the best i hope that when i die i get to meet you
To Richard and Doris,
Of course words pale in the their inadequacy at the loss of your beloved son. We wish you God's peace at this time of torment and tragedy. We send this our blessing for Richard.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back
May the rain fall softly upon your fields
And until we meet again may God hold you in the
palm of his hand.
From all your friends in your hometown.
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you during your time of sorrow.
All of Needham is mourning his loss. We truly hope the family can cope and realize his life has made so many so much better in theirs.
You are awesome and you will be missed :-(
My condolences and prayers are with his family and friends. I am sooo sorry for this, but may he now have the energy to sing on a higher and brighter stage.
My condolences to his family. Thanks Rich for the great songs that will forever take me back to my young carefree days.
God bless you Rich and all those who loved you. Rest in Peace as you take your place in eternity.
To the the family of Rich Cronin - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Rich will be missed by many.
Heard him doing an interview on the radio last year talking about the boy band life and he was hilarious. Sorry for the family's loss.
To the Cronin Family -
Rich was a class act. He was riveting on his appearance on the Howard Stern show, and made more people love him. Hope he is performing in Heaven now....
I cant' even begin to express my sadness for Rich's family, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rich wasn't only a talented singer and song writer, he also could have done stand up comedy. Funniest guy I ever knew. I know there is a place in heaven for a wonderful person like you. I'm sure my dad was there to greet you. Rest in peace my friend.
Far too young...far too lalented...godspeed Rich...you will be missed..
I was lucky enough to have worked with Rich for a short while at a video store in Kingston in the mid 90's, and he couldn't have been a nicer person. When he spoke of his dreams of making it big in music - it was easy to tell it would come true for him. His drive and passion was admirable. I am very saddened to hear about his loss, and pass on my deepest condolences to his entire family and all his friends who all loved him so much. Rest in peace, Rich.
What a shame to lose such talent at such a young age. Summer Girls has always been one of my favorite songs! He was a very talented young man that will definitely be missed.
To the Cronin family, my deepest condolences go out to you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Rich fought a hard battle, may he rest in peace! I was so sad to hear of his passing, I literally started to cry. Only the good die young. Rest in peace Rich!!
how sad!! he was so young, too!! i loved thier music!! i have 2 c.d.s of thiers. i was shocked when i found this out. i read it online just a few mintues ago. i just can't believe he's really gone!
Such a heartbreaking loss. My prayers are with his family and friends. May they find comfort in God's arms.
To the Cronin family and friends: Rich touched many lives around the world. He will always be remembered for his creativity, talent, and tenacity. He never gave up on LFO even when things didn't look to bright. I am sure he did the same with his disease.
I will remember him as being someone who never gave up on his dreams....he must have learned that from somewhere. :-)
May you find comfort in the Lord and each other. There are no words anyone can say to ease the pain right now.
God bless your family.
I really want to send my deepest sympathy to the family at this time of sorrow. My prayers and Thoughts go out to the family. I will miss Rich alot. I cherished his music especially Summer Girls that was my favorite song.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Cronin family. We are so sorry for your loss.
John and Caroline Hanlon
My deepest condolences to Doris, Rich, Mike & Cassie. Words can't even begin to say how sorry I am for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.
May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived. The love of friends and family will help carry you through your grief. My sincere condolences to you all.
Rich was a true angel on earth. He was so talented and gracious and loving and he was the FUNNIEST person you'd ever wish to meet. He fought so hard, and sadly this time, he lost. The world lost a true talent, and heaven was just blessed with the ultimate angel. I am so glad I got to make some memories with Rich I will never forget. I mourn for his family, his friends, and his fans. We will NEVER forget you Rich, we love you, and I will see you again someday! <3 xoxo
I'm sorry to hear of Rich passing. We had many good chats on Facebook and love the song Every other time!
Rest in peace Rich!
So sad you passed away at a young age. You had so much life ahead of you buddy, but you fought hard. Heaven gained another angel.
That was one of my fave songs that year. I'm so sorry for his family and friends loss. He will be greatly missed. He obviously was a fighter but God decided to take away his suffering. He's in a better place now, where there will always be "Summer Girls."
In My Pocket
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
God Bless you Rich. My sympathies to Dad, Mom, Mike and Sis....
The Cronin Family are in my thoughts and prayers. A great man was taken to soon. I will never forget Rich or what part in played in my life. Thank you for sharing your gift. You will be remembered forever.
Rest in Peace Rich you will be missed dearly, and to the Cronin family my thoughts and prayers are with you.
ANGIE S, St. Louis, Missouri
My heart was broken yesterday when I heard the news. =( Rich fought such a long hard battle with this dreadful disease, I was truly hoping that he would beat the odds & overcome..But that was not the plan.. Hopefully he is at peace now.. God Speed Rich
Let his legacy of Music & the Rich Cronin foundation lead to a brighter future, He will always be Missed but Never be forgotten
My heart broke when i heard the news yesterday! Rich was a good man! So very talented, funny, and very strong! He put up one heck of a fight to beat the cancer, he never gave up! I was lucky to have met him several times, I will always cherish those memories! Rich, you are no longer in pain, you are now one of God's beautiful angels! We love you and will miss you!
I am so very sorry for your loss.My thoughts are with The Cronin Family at this time.
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS... SEEM SUCH A NICE GUY
My condolences to the Cronin family and friends. It is sad when anyone passes away, but knowing that they are no longer in pain and in a far better place than we are can dull the pain of losing a loved one. May God grant you peace in this time as only he can.
Everyone will remember his talent and his music. I know he is now sitting at the right hand of God.
I was a huge fan of your music....lfo was a favorite band of mine. I sad I will never get the pleasure of attending a concert. Gone to soon. Hope Rich is in heaven now:) thank you for the smiles. God bless the family and give them a peace thru this situation that passes all understanding. In Jesus name amen.
I STILL REMEMBER THOSE GREAT SONGS I STILL HAVE THAT CD SO SO VERY SAD TO YOUNG TO DIE TILL THERES A CURE
To the family and friends of Rick Cronin
My deepest sympathy go out to you during you time of sorrow. God bless you.
God Bless Rich and the Cronin family. Our sincerest condolences.
My heart, mind and soul go out to his family and dear friends. He had incredible talent, and was well loved by all his fans. Rich will truly be missed by all. May God bless his family. May Rich's spirit live on. Will say continued prayers for all and may they find peace and comfort during this difficult time. I am proud to have shared his birthday month and year. Thank you Rich, your music will live on forever in our hearts.
He was a great singer and will be missed.
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Rich.He was a fighter and will no longer be in pain. He's now an angel. My condolences to his family and friends.
I am so shocked that he passed away. I didn't know that he was sick. He will be truely missed. I was a huge fan.
I'm sorry to hear of Rich's passing. I enjoyed working with him the short time I did back in the winter and I was looking forward to working with him again. My condolances to your family.
I was a big fan..My Condolences go out to his friends and family. RIP Rich Cronin, You Will be missed!!
John Sizemore and I had the pleasure of driving the Band and Crew Busses on LFO Concert Tours. Rich was a great guy and will be missed. We think He and Clyde are playing Music somewhere.
Andy Murphy-John Sizemore
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Deepest sympathies to the Cronin family and friends for their loss. Rich was a great person, funny and charming. He surrounded himself with good people. I have many memories of Rich from my days in Boston. Remembering them all today. Remembering Rich.
I was just listenign to "summer girls" the other day and it brought back good memories from my younger days. I am deeply saddened to hear this news. I just want you to know that you enterteined many fans with your sweet music. My condolensces go to his family and loved ones
i am glad i got to meet you the 3 times i did rich, u were and will always be a huge inspiration to me, i will never forget you, you will never leave my heart, Sincerely Laura Sedgwick
"Miss Me But Let Me Go"
When I come to the end of the road
and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little--but not to long
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was onced shared
Miss me---let me go.
For this is a journey we must all take
and each must go alone.
It is all apart of the master's plan
a step on the road to home.
When you are loney and sick of heart
Go to friends we know
And bury your sorrws in doing good deeds.
Miss me---but let me go.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, God bless you all.
im so sorry to hear of his passing i always thought he was the hottest one in the group......i remember the songs and will reember being in Myrtle Beach SC when i first heard the song summer girls.........i loved his voice his face and all that tried to do to enhance the knowledge of this terrible cancer. may God be with you in your time of need
Im so sorry to hear about Rich's death. My heart goes out to his family. May he rest in peace.
Our deepest and sincere condolences to the entire Cronin and LFO family. Rich was the most likeable and genuine young man and he will truly be missed. I had the pleasure of touring with him on 2000 and it was a ....pleasure.
he passed away..
My condolences to all his family~
full of Talent&caring..sorry to hear of his deathGodBless you~Rich Cronin~
OUR MOST SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE CRONIN FAMILY.WE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO MEET AND GET TO KNOW RICH WITHIN THE LAST FEW YEARS.HE RENTED OUR HOME IN PLYMOUTH IN THIS PERIOD.HE TREATED US AND OUR HOME WITH RESPECT.HE TRULY WAS ONE OF THE "GOOD" GUYS.
AGAIN OUR SYMPATHIES TO THE CRONIN FAMILY IN THEIR TIME OF GREIF.
PAUL & DONNA DEVIN
YOUR MUSIC WAS REALLY GOOD YOU WERE SO TALENTED AND FUNNY I WAS A BIG LFO FAN I SAW YOU GUYS TWICE IN CONCERT YOU WILL BE MISSED AN ANGEL GONE TOO SOON.
"Summer Girls" will always bring back fond memories of the Summer of 1999. Rest in peace Rich. Prayers to your family.
I was pregnant with my son when the song summer girls came out I loved it and sang it to my baby before he was born...
Thank you for the feel-good music and for sharing some of the funniest stories I have ever heard. You were a real talent -- and a humble one, too. You fough a brave fight and will be sincerely missed. My prayers are with your loved ones.
I will always remember Rich for being a wonderful entertainer, person, artist, and everything else!!! He will be truly missed. LFO fan since day one.<3
I am saddened by the journey you now take but I know that the healing love of God has lifted you from your pain. I wish peace, love, and comfort for your friends and family in this time of need. Thanks for the great music.
Rest in Peace Rich, you are back home.
Very sad to lose someone so young. He always appeared as a "stand up guy", honest, and good hearted. My thoughts and prayers to his family. I am sure they are proud of him and will miss him tremendously.
My condolences go to his family, AML is a scary thing. My sister had it almost 22 yrs ago and it was touch and go....thankfully bone marrow transplantation saved her-- I urge everyone to register in the NAtional Bone Marrow registry...save a life.....
We met Rich during the summer of 1996 on Cape Cod. He was friendly with my niece (summer girls) and spent time with us in Harwichport. We have a lot of fond and fun memories of Rich. We followed his career and often talk about our summers with Rich. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May you rest in peace, Rich.
Nancy, Brian, Patrick, Meghan, Kevin Scheld
Deeply saddened to learn of your passing at such a young age.
My heartfelt condolences to your family & friends.
Rest In Peace, Rich Cronin.
Sorry to hear about your loss!!!
With regards and sympathies, My all time favorite song was his "Summer Girls" Where does time go.
RIP Rich...my thoughts and prayers go out to your family
R.I.P.Rich...so sorry for the familys loss..
Sincere condolences to his family and friends. I was a teenager in the 90's so I still remember a lot of the songs from the "boy bands" including Summer Girls. May he rest in peace.