Brad Fischetti, The Last Living Member of LFO, Says He’s Not Scared Of A Band Curse

April 11, 2023 / Posted by:

If you were a youngster back in the late 90s and early aughts, none of the numerous manufactured boy bands had more of an impact on some of our clothing habits (Abercrombie & Fitch) and an acquired distaste for cultural cuisine (Chinese food) than LFO. Their 1999 smash “Summer Girls” was so huge that the band members should all be living their best middle-aged lives lounging around their tackily adorned McMansion pools in popped-collar polo shirts, still reeking of Abercrombie Fierce cologne. But in a sad turn of events, Brad Fischetti is the sole surviving member of LFO, with Rich Cronin, Devin Lima, and Brian “Brizz” Gillis all passing away over the last decade or so. Though many wonder if the band might be cursed, Brad says he can’t let that consume him, and he thinks his bandmates would want him to continue telling their story and sharing their music.

The LFO that most recognize consisted of Brad, now 47; Rich, who passed in 2010 from leukemia at age 36; and Devin, who passed in 2018 from adrenal cancer. Original member Brian was replaced by Devin before the band rose to popularity, and he just passed last month of unknown causes at the age of 47. Brad posted a tribute To Brizz on Instagram and touched on LFO’s tragic story:

Brad also recently spoke with TMZ about being the only living member left and if he’s scared of the possibility of his life also being cut short due to what some are referring to as a death curse.

Still, Brad says he hopes there’s not a death curse on LFO. He hopes he lives a long life and tells us he’s got no plans to stop touring, viewing it as a way to carry on LFO’s legacy.

Brad says he keeps Devin, Rich, Brian and the others in his prayers and tries to remain strong in his faith … and he thinks they would want him to keep making music.

And strangely, it’s not just members of the band whose lives came to an early end. Several behind-the-scenes people associated with the band have passed as well. This includes that clammy, bloated boil formerly on the ass of humanity–omnipresent Y2K sleazy, scamming manager from hell, Lou Pearlman, who was also responsible for *NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, the late Aaron Carter, O-Town, and many others.

Brad says it’s not just LFO band members who have died young … he says their OG record label head, keyboard player, choreographer and a producer they worked with are all dead too.

Here’s Brad discussing the sad loss of his friends and how he plans to honor them by continuing to perform their music:

I’d argue that “Girl on TV” was LFO’s best bop. “Shooby doo-wop and Scooby Snacks,” sending best wishes that Brad will live long enough to be old, gray, and rocking his best pair of slacks.


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