Killers saxophonist Tommy Marth found dead after apparent suicide
Killers sideman Tommy Marth has died of an apparent suicide. The saxophonist was reportedly found in his backyard in Las Vegas on Monday morning. “There’s a light missing in Las Vegas tonight,” the band wrote in a statement. “We lost our friend Thomas Marth.”
Performing on the Killers‘ second and third albums, Marth played a vital role in the group’s sonic evolution, helping their spiky indie sound gain an E Street soul. Both of these albums reached No 1 in the UK. Marth also joined the band on their most recent tour, including a featured appearance on the 2009 DVD Live from the Royal Albert Hall. It’s not clear whether he performed on the Killers’ new full-length album, expected later this year.