Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dies

Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dies

Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger was in the hospital battling the coronavirus, and sadly he has lost that battle. The musician died yesterday at the age of 52.

Adam had been in the hospital since March and was on a ventilator, and earlier this week his family said his “condition was improving,” and they were “cautiously optimistic.” 

Schlesinger’s band is best known for the 2003 hit “Stacy’s Mom,” which earned them a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Group. They were also nominated that year for Best New Artist. 

He was also nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, and won two for his work on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, earned an Oscar nomination in 1997 for writing the title track to the Tom Hanks-directed flick “That Thing You Do” and earned two Tony nods for the 2008 John Waters musical “Cry Baby.”

In addition to Fountains of Wayne, Schlessinger was also a member of the bands Tinted Windows and Ivy.

Source: Variety


April 2nd, 2020

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