Tommy Marth, the saxophonist for pop-rockers The Killers was found dead in his back garden in Las Vegas late last Monday (23rd April). Marth was thought to have committed suicide, found with a gunshot wound to the head that forensics has determined was self-inflicted.
Marth toured with the band for more that half a decade and went on to perform on the group's second and third albums, Sam's Town and Day and Age. He also played on albums by The Big Friendly Corporation and Black Camaro and served in Halloween Town's live line-up for a time.
He was a well-known contributor to the Las Vegas music community and unsurprisingly the whole of the city's musicians have come forward to pay tribute to the late saxophonist. Las Vegas Weekly has since published a lengthy report on his death, with a great deal of grief-stricken statements from his contemporaries from the area. He was well known through his work in a variety of roles in the local Las Vegas music venues over the years, including the Freakin' Frog, Revolution Lounge, the Royal Resort and the Hard Rock Hotel, becoming renowned for his down to earth attitude and great sense of humour and will be sadly missed.