Fountains of Wayne star dead at 52 from coronavirus complications

Wednesday - 01/04/2020 21:27
Adam Schlesinger has died of coronavirus complications a day after his family said his condition was improving.

Musician and singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger, a founding member of the band Fountains of Wayne, has died in hospital from coronavirus complications.

Schlesinger was 52. He is divorced and is survived by two daughters, Variety reports.

 
Tributes are flowing for Adam Schlesinger.
Tributes are flowing for Adam Schlesinger.Source:Getty Images
 

Fans rallied around Schlesinger as news of his coronavirus hospitalisation became public, and in a promising update just yesterday his family said his condition was “improving”.

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"Thank you for the outpouring of love for Adam and his family. Adam has been hospitalised with COVID-19. He’s on a ventilator and has been sedated to facilitate his recovery. He is receiving excellent care, his condition is improving and we are cautiously optimistic. His family appreciates all of the love and support,” his family said in a statement provided to Billboard the day before his death.

 

 
In recent years Schlesinger (left) was a songwriter on the cult musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
In recent years Schlesinger (left) was a songwriter on the cult musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Source:Getty Images
 

Schlesinger was a founding member of the rock band Fountains of Wayne, best known for the 2003 hit single Stacy’s Mom. He was also a prolific songwriter and producer in film (That Thing You Do), television (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and musicals (Cry Baby).

Friends and fans are today paying tribute to Schlesinger and the body of work he leaves behind:

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