TMZ first reported the news.
“It is with a truly broken heart that that I confirm that Harold ‘Devin’ Lima passed away early this morning after a valiant battle with caner,” LFO’s Brad Fischetti said in a statement. “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,” Fischetti added.
LFO, which gained popularity in the ’90s, consisted of Lima and Fischetti. The pop group was initially a trio, with lead singer Rich Cronin, but disbanded in 2010 after his death to leukemia at the age of 35.
Lima (born Harold Lima) and Fischetti reunited and resumed touring in 2017. They recently released their first new song in 15 years, “Perfect 10.”
The duo was set to commence touring earlier this year, but put their plans on hold when Lima was hospitalized in late 2017 after doctors discovered a tumor “the size of a football” on his adrenal gland. The cancer spread to Lima’s kidney, which had to be removed.
“I wish we had better news to share,” Fischetti said in October 2017, upon delivering the diagnosis to fans via a YouTube video. “It’s devastating news, but at the same time, there’s nobody I know stronger than Devin Lima. No one has a stronger body, mind, or soul, and if anybody can defeat this, it’s Devin.”
Lima joined the band in 1999, replacing member Brian Gillis (aka Brizz), who was with the group since its start in 1995.
LFO, which sold more than 4 million records worldwide, is best known for their hit songs “Summer Girls,” “Girl on TV” (the music video featured actress Jennifer Love Hewitt), and “Every Other Time.”
Their debut album, “LFO,” sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, and scored two Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Summer Girls” and “Girl on TV.” Their sophomore and final album, “Life Is Good,” debuted in 2001.