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The Killers Saxophonist Found Dead, Aged 33

Written by Svetlana Huffington on 25th April, 2012

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Tommy Marth, a saxophonist who toured and recorded with The Killers, has died, aged 33, Yahoo UK reports. Marth also played with a number of Las Vegas bands, including The Big Friendly Corporation and Black Camaro.

Last night the Killers tweeted in memory of Marth:

 

Timothy Styles from The Big Friendly Corporation dedicated the band’s weekly podcast to Marth:

“There’s been a death in the family. A very tragic one. Essentially what has happened is Ryan Marth and Melissa Marth of the Big Friendly, their middle sibling Tommy, passed away this morning at rather a young age. I’m not going to go into details. People who know him will hear the truth about it later on. But it’s not natural causes, he said.”

According to a blog post written by Marth’s friend, Joshua Ellis, the saxophonist committed suicide; however, this has not been confirmed.

Update: Reuters has confirmed Marth died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

Tributes from a number of people involved in the Las Vegas music scene have been published in the Las Vegas Sun.

Watch: the Killers and Tommy Marth Rock Royal Albert Hall 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=QhtTrgWvwNc

R.I.P Tommy Marth

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