Tommy Marth, saxophonist for The Killers, was found dead on Monday in his Las Vegas home with a gunshot wound to the head in the backyard. He death has officially been ruled a suicide.
Tommy Marth, the former saxophonist for the band The Killers, was found dead in his Las Vegas home Monday morning in what authorities are calling an apparent suicide, the Las Vegas Weekly reported.
Details have yet to be released, but the news stunned members of Las Vegas' live music community, of which Marth was a high-profile member.
The 33-year-old Tommy Marth had most recently been a nightlife marketing manager at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas. He had never been a permanent member of The Killers, but started touring with them in 2008 and contributed to their second and third albums, “Sam’s Town” and “Day & Age.”
The Killers went to their Twitter, “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.”
“I’m just trying to make sense of things right now and help some people who aren’t doing very well,” local musician Ryan Pardey told the paper.