Tommy Marth, the touring saxophonist for the Killers and Big Friendly Corporation died earlier today according to his bandmate Timothy Styles from Big Friendly Corporation (listen to the podcast Styles recorded earlier today). Not much info has been released about his death, other than it was a "tragic, sudden passing."
Read an 2010 interview with Tommy Marth that discusses the saxophone and his experience with the Killers. In the interview Marth mentioned his love of "First Song (For Ruth)" by Stan Getz:
"I don't even have a favorite song, but if I did I might say "First Song (For Ruth)" by Stan Getz. It is a haunting and amazingly beautiful song he recorded just before dying and, I shit you not, there are plenty of times I have cried while listening to it..."
Rest in peace, Tommy.
Stan Getz "First Song (For Ruth)"
This video performance of "Bones" live from Royal Albert Hall features some shots of Tommy in action:
The Killers "Goodnight, Travel Well"