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Local Musician & The Killers Saxophonist, Tommy Marth Dies at 33


On Monday morning, Tommy Marth of world-famous rock band, The Killers, passed away. The local saxophone player died from what was ruled a suicide at the age of 33 years old inside of his Las Vegas home where his body was discovered.

Marth toured with The Killers across the U.S. in 08’ & 09’ and also joined them through their travels in South America, Africa, Europe & Australia and was essential to their style musically on their ladder two releases – Sam’s Town and Day & Age.

Born and raised here, Tommy Marth is the middle of three siblings to singer, Diane Eddington and Tom Marth Sr. Marth grew up playing drums, but decided on the sax early in his childhood. His brother, Ryan and sister, Mellisa are members of The Big Friendly Corporation to which Tommy lent his support and musical talents to as well.

Attending Chaparral High School, Tommy met future bass player, Mark Stoermer in jazz band, who would later become the bass player for The Killers. He later attended The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) receiving his bachelor’s in film. He also worked as a fashion model for popular brands such as Jaguar and Tommy Hilfiger.

The Big Friendly Corporation posted a “Big Friendly” song featuring Marth’s “Heaven’s on Your Side” on their website along with comments and well-wishes to family and friends.
Reported by MTV.com, The Killers tweeted to their fans: “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.”

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