The Killers’ Sax Player Tommy Marth Commits Suicide
Sad news from Las Vegas band the Killers today. Their longtime saxophone player, Tommy Marth, has died of an apparent suicide.
E! Online reports that Clark County Coroner’s Office in Las Vegas confirmed that the 33-year-old’s body was found in his home on Monday morning, the result of a suicide. The details surrounding the actual cause of death have yet to be reported.
Marth, also a member of Las Vegas bands Black Camaro and the Big Friendly Corporation, joined the Killers recording lineup in 2005, appearing on songs from ‘Sam’s Town’ and ‘Day & Age.’ Marth joined the band’s official touring lineup from 2008 to 2010.
The Killers announced the loss of their saxophonist and friend on Twitter, expressing their grief with a brief but moving message.
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
Our thoughts are with Marth’s family, friends and bandmates during this difficult time.