Rockers We’ve Lost In 2012: Tommy Marth
Tommy Marth, a Las Vegas-based saxophonist who frequently worked with the Killers, died on April 23 at the age of 33. The cause of death was suicide. Marth played on the band's 'Sam's Town' and 'Day & Age' albums, and joined them on their 2008-10 world tour in support of 'Day & Age.' That tour was captured on their 'Live from the Royal Albert Hall' DVD.
Marth was also known throughout the Las Vegas music scene as a jack-of-all-trades. He was member of the local band Big Friendly Corporation, which featured his older brother Ryan and younger sister Melissa. He also worked at many local clubs in various capacities.
Upon hearing of his death, the Killers issued a statement via Twitter: "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."
At the time of his death, Marth was working as the nightlife marketing manager for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. You can learn more about Marth's life from this interview at Mojave Rain, a Killers' fansite.