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- Posted on Apr 24th 2012 1:00PM by Cameron Matthews
"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."
Marth, a Las Vegas native, featured on the Killers' sophomore record Sam's Town and 2008's Day and Age, delivering carefully constructed sax lines for the hit albums.
He also performed regularly with Las Vegas band the Big Friendly Corporation. Early this morning, the group's Timothy Styles spoke about Marth's death on his weekly podcast.
"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."
According to Las Vegas Weekly, no cause of death has been reported for the 33-year-old. Marth is survived by his parents and his aforementioned siblings.
UPDATE: Las Vegas Weekly reports that Marth's dead has officially been ruled a suicide. The Associated Press says the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.