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Saxophonist for rock group The Killers found dead in Las Vegas

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A saxophonist for the Killers (not shown) has been found dead. From L to R, Killers band members Mark Stoermer, David Keuning, Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci at the 13th Annual MTV Europe Music Awards 2006. (REUTERS)

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."

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