Killers Saxophonist Passes Away
Las Vegas saxophonist Tommy Marth is dead. He toured extensively with the Killers, and was part of the glam-grunge band’s ‘Sam’s Town’ (2006) and ‘Day & Age’ (2008). He was 33.
“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.”
Marth is survived by his parents and his siblings, and remembered fondly by the Vegas music scene, as Las Vegas Weekly reports. The Killers also expressed their sadness:
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 (@thekillers) April 24, 2012