Adam Schlesinger is lifeless. The musician, who was finest recognized for his work within the band Fountains of Wayne, died on account of problems referring to the coronavirus. He was 52 years outdated. In response to Selection, Schlesinger died on Wednesday morning and is survived by his two daughters.
On Tuesday morning, his lawyer, Josh Grier, launched an announcement saying that Schlesinger was “very sick and closely sedated.” He had been in a hospital in upstate New York for greater than per week on the time.
Over the course of his music profession, Schlesinger was nominated on the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys, and the Grammys. Along with being a founding member of Fountains of Wayne, which is finest recognized for his or her 2003 tune “Stacy’s Mother,” Schlesinger additionally wrote music for Loopy Ex-Girlfriend. In 2018, he gained an Emmy for co-writing the tune “Antidepressants Are So Not A Huge Deal” for the present.
He was additionally nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the tune “That Factor You Do,” which was featured within the Tom Hanks film of the identical title. His efforts writing that tune have been among the many first of many songwriting jobs he would finally tackle for tv and movie.
Schlesinger was additionally nominated for 2 Grammys as a member of Fountains of Wayne, for Finest New Artist and Finest Pop Efficiency by a Group for “Stacy’s Mother.” He launched 5 albums with the band between 1996 and 2011 and was additionally a member of two different various acts — Tinted Home windows and Ivy.
Extra just lately, Schlesinger had been collaborating with Sarah Silverman on the musical rating for an Off-Broadway present known as The Bedwetter. The present was scheduled to open at The Atlantic Theater Firm this spring, and Tony winners Linda Lavin and Stephanie J. Block have been slated to star within the manufacturing. The present was purported to run from April 25 by means of Might 20 earlier than fears round spreading the coronavirus led to theaters throughout the nation shutting down.
Response to Schlesinger’s passing has been pouring in on social media from followers who will miss what he contributed to the music scene.
“I’m genuinely distraught. I used to be into Fountains of Wayne earlier than Stacy’s Mother and I noticed them stay proper after it blew up. Horrible f*cking information,” one person wrote on Twitter.
“So unhappy. Writing ‘That Factor You Do’ could be sufficient of a legacy, however his work on Loopy Ex-Girlfriend was extraordinary,” one other remarked.
Throughout social media, followers have additionally been posting their favourite songs from Schlesinger to honor his profession.