Former Static-X frontman Wayne Static has passed away
Wayne Richard Wells, known better as Wayne Static, has passed away at 48 years old. His death was confirmed by Static’s publicist in an email late yesterday (Nov. 1).
Static was the passionate former frontman and namesake of Static-X and eventually pursued a popular solo career. He was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next few months.
Static’s publicist did not state a cause of death and indicated that “no additional information is available at this time” in a press release.
Static spoke with Audio Ink Radio back in 2011 about his debut solo album, “Pighammer.” He was excited about his new journey into the solo world.
“I’m inspired by really cool grooves and drum beats and loops and draw upon that,” he said of the album’s musical style. “Lyrically, it’s generally what’s going on in my life at the time, and this record is about transition and going on as a solo artist and starting a record label. My wife and I moved to the desert together and spent some time getting off drugs and cleaning up, and the record deals with all of that stuff.”
Static’s friends and musical colleagues have been tweeting out their condolences, including Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba, Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook.
RIP @IAmWayneStatic You will truly be missed. God Bless your family, friends and fans in this moment of sadness.
— A S H B A (@DjASHBA) November 2, 2014
I am absolutely devastated to hear about Wayne Static's death. A good man and a good friend. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— 'Mad Beans' Hooper (@CoreyTaylorRock) November 2, 2014
So Sad, Wayne Static of Static-X just passed away. RIP Brother…. http://t.co/mZsJfxKZNf
— Jason Hook (@jasonhook_5fdp) November 2, 2014
The staff at Audio Ink sends our condolences to Wayne Static’s family and friends during this hard time.
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