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Boston boy bander Rich Cronin died yesterday at 35 after a long battle with leukemia, according to TMZ.com and a number of other celebrity websites. Cronin, who was raised in Kingston, was a member of LFO, a trio that had a few hits in the 1990s, including the catchy “Summer Girls’’ and “Girl on TV.’’

After being diagnosed with leukemia in 2005 and getting treatment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cronin toured as a rap duo called Loose Cannons with his friend Doug Ray and appeared on VH1’s “Mission: Man Band’’ with other former boy band stars Chris Kirkpatrick of ’N Sync and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees.

He also founded the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to spread awareness about bone marrow donation. Last night, Cronin’s boy band pal Lance Bass, formerly of ’N Sync, tweeted, “Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died — was a amazing guy.’’

Read a 2005 Globe story on Cronin's battle with leukemia

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