The Killers saxophonist commits suicide

LOS ANGELES Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:58pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A saxophonist for rock band The Killers died earlier this week at his Las Vegas home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, a spokeswoman for the Clark County Coroner said on Thursday.

Thomas "Tommy" Marth, 33, who played saxophone on live tours with The Killers between 2008 and 2010 and on their albums "Sam's Town" and "Day & Age," was found dead on Monday.

His death has been ruled a suicide by officials in Clark County, Nevada, where Las Vegas is located.

"Last night we lost our friend Thomas Marth. Our prayers are with his family. There's a light missing in Las Vegas tonight. Travel well, Tommy," The Killers posted on Twitter.

The Killers, made up of lead singer Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, rose to fame in 2004 with their debut album "Hot Fuss," and have gained global success with singles such as "Mr. Brightside" and "When We Were Young."

(Reporting By Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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Comments (2)
jkmassel wrote:
The song is called “When You Were Young”. Research before publishing?

Apr 26, 2012 8:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlisonR1 wrote:
Sad news to hear…I haven’t had the chance to see The Killers live, but I do love what they do. RIP

Apr 26, 2012 10:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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