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Overview (5)

Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Boston, Massachusetts, USA  (leukemia secondary to stroke)
Birth NameRichard Burton Cronin
Nickname Rich Nice
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Burton Cronin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury, and moved to the city of Kingston on the south shore of Massachusetts later. He attended a Catholic High School (Sacred Heart) and graduated in 1993. LFO (with former member Brian Gillis (aka "Brizz" Gillis)) released 2 singles in Europe in 1997/1998 but failed to make it in America until 1999. Brizz had now left LFO, to be replaced by Harold "Devin" Lima. Rich then wrote and recorded the song "Summer Girls" in Danny Wood's, of New Kids On The Block, basement. After giving a copy of the song to a friend at Logic Records, Summer Girls was leaked to a radio station in Washington, DC, and the song immediately blew up. "Summer Girls" has been called the anthem of the Summer of 1999. In 2000, Rich began dating Jennifer Love Hewitt, but their relationship ended weeks after he went public about it in "Teen People" magazine. Rich moved from Orlando to Massachusetts last summer .

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (6)

Member of boy group "LFO"
Wrote LFO's #3 single, "Summer Girls," which sold over 2 million copies.
Wrote all of the songs on LFO's latest album, "Life Is Good."
Rich quit LFO in March of 2002, and is now the lead singer of a band called "Bad Mood Mike" who have been the opening act on O-Town's summer tour. His brother, Michael Cronin is still managing him.
Rich is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, who is from Orlando, Florida. She now lives in Boston with Rich. Rich wrote the song "West Side Story" on LFO's first album for her.
After suffering from constant headaches, checked into a Boston hospital where he was finally diagnosed with a form of luekemia known as acute myelogenous leukemia. He has begun his first set of chemotherapy treatments, his prognosis is unknown at this time. [March 2005]

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