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Tommy Marth Dead: The Killers' Saxophone Player Commits Suicide

AP  |  Posted: 04/26/2012 11:08 am Updated: 04/26/2012 11:52 pm

LAS VEGAS — A saxophone player who toured with The Killers has been found dead in Las Vegas in an apparent suicide.

The Clark County coroner's office confirmed 33-year-old Thomas Christian Marth was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the head on Monday. He was found in the backyard, though it's unclear whose.

A tweet from the band's official Twitter account earlier this week announced Marth's passing, saying the band's prayers are with his family and that "there's a light missing in Las Vegas tonight."

Band spokeswoman Jen Appel says Marth was not a full member of the Las Vegas-based rock band, but played saxophone on their 2006 album "Sam's Town" and their 2008 album "Day & Age."

He also played on the band's tour for "Day & Age."

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