The Killers' saxophonist found dead
The saxophonist for rock band The Killers has committed suicide.
Thomas 'Tommy' Marth died after shooting himself in the head earlier this week at his Las Vegas home, a spokeswoman for the Clark County Coroner confirmed yesterday.
The 33-year-old musician joined the band in 2005 and played on the live tours with Brandon Flowers and co between 2008 and 2010.
Tommy also performed on 2006 release Sam's Town and 2008's Day & Age.
Paying tribute to their friend following his death on Monday, Brandon, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci posted a statement on The Killers' website which read: "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."
Tommy had no children and is survived by two siblings and his parents.
His tragic passing echoes the 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain, whose group Nirvana was a major inspiration for Killers bassist Mark Stoermer.
He previously revealed: "Nirvana are definitely the band that got me into rock and Come as You Are is the first song I learned how to play. I remember sitting down and trying to figure it out.
"I don't even know if I would have tried to play the bass or guitar if it wasn't for Nirvana, because I spent a lot of time just learning by ear." - www.thesun.co.uk