Fountains Of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dies Of Coronavirus

Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger died on April 1 at the age of 52 due to the coronavirus.

“Adam had been hospitalized with Covid-19 and although he had been making some small improvements over the last few days, Adam’s condition was critical and he was ultimately unable to recover from Covid-19 complications,” CNN reported, quoting a statement from the rock band’s attorney.

Fountains of Wayne was co-founded by Chris Collingwood in the mid-’90s.

“Stacy’s Mom,” the smash hit from the band’s 2003 album Welcome Interstate Managers, was nominated for a Grammy.

Schlesinger was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for writing the title track to the 1996 Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do.

S-Curve Records president Steve Greenberg said Schlesinger’s death is a devastating loss.

“Adam had a killer instinct for writing great, hooky pop songs and he could apply that talent to any situation where such songs were needed,” according to Greenberg.

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