Fountains Of Wayne member Adam Schlesinger has died from COVID-19

He was 52 years old

Adam Schlesinger, a founding member of Fountains Of Wayne, has passed away at the age of 52 from complications related to COVID-19.

Schlesinger’s lawyer Josh Grier confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone following his hospitalisation earlier this week after he tested positive for coronavirus.

A native of New York City, Schlesinger had a lengthy career as a producer, engineer and film songwriter, as well as being a member of several successful bands.

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Aside from his work with Fountains Of Wayne, who are best known for their 2003 mega-hit ‘Stacy’s Mom’ and were nominated for two Grammy awards, Schlesinger was noted for his work in the film and TV industry. He won three Emmy awards and one Grammy during his career.

Schlesinger also earned an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for his work on 1997’s That Thing You Do!, which was written, starring and directed by Tom Hanks. Schlesinger worked on the soundtrack for the film and was the artist behind the soundtrack’s lead single and title track, which charted all around the world.

Hanks paid tribute to Schlesinger on Twitter overnight, writing “he was One-der”.

A mass of tributes to Schlesinger have been posted online following the sad news of his death, with the likes of Dashboard Confessional, Stephen Colbert and Stephen King all remembering Schlesinger.

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