"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.
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: