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Devin Lima (1977 - 2018), LFO singer

Devin Lima (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

The pop band was known for their hit song “Summer Girls”

Devin Lima (born Harold Lima) was one of the singers in the popular pop trio LFO. He joined the band in 1999, replacing original member Brian Gillis. The band changed their name from Lyte Funky Ones to LFO and recorded material with Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block.

Their single “Summer Girls,” released in the summer of 1999, was a summer anthem hit song. The single reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

LFO’s debut album “LFO,” sold over 2.5 million copies and included another top ten hit, “Girls on TV.” They toured and opened for Brittany Spears.

The band released a second album “Life Is Good” in 2001 but the release had lackluster sales. They broke up in 2002 and briefly reunited in 2009 but disbanded again when member Rich Cronin passed away in 2010 from leukemia at the age of 35.

Lima and remaining original member Brad Fischetti reformed LFO in 2017, releasing the single “Perfect Ten.”

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Died: Wednesday, November 21 2018 (Who else died on November 21?)

Details of death: Died from cancer at the age of 41.


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“Summer Girls”: The summer anthem hit song featured many pop culture references including Michael J. Fox, his “Family Ties” character Alex P. Keaton, New Edition, Larry Bird, and Abercrombie and Fitch.

What people said about him: “Sitting here in my car crying like a fool. I'm devastated to hear about LFO's Devin Lima. He was my idol and mentor. I learned so much from him vocally over the years. I feel so lucky to have interviewed him on the podcast. Rest easy, bro...” – singer and podcaster Gavin Thomas on Twitter

Full obituary: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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