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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