RIP ADAM SCHLESINGER Fountains of Wayne songwriter dies of COVID-19 complications

Fountains of Wayne
songwriter, bassist, drummer and guitarist Adam Schlesinger (pictured above, far left) has died at a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, at the age of 52.

His death was confirmed as a result of health complications caused by COVID-19 yesterday, WednesdayApril 1, 2020.

Fountains of Wayne are best remembered for their Grammy-nominated 2003 hit Stacey’s Mom, but prior to that released a number of critically acclaimed power-pop records, notably their 1996 self-titled debut, which featured minor hits such as Sink to the Bottom and Radiation Vibe.

Schlesinger had been hospitalised and placed on a ventilator two weeks before his death.

He wrote or co-wrote nearly all of the band’s notable hits alongside Fountains of Wayne singer Chris Collingwood.

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