People are sick and dying. hide caption. (CNN)Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated songwriter, has died from complications related to coronavirus. The award-winning singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger, best known for his work with US rock band Fountains of Wayne, has reportedly died at the age of 52 after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Adam Schlesinger died of complications from COVID-19 on April 1, 2020. Emmy-winning musician and songwriter wrote songs for comedy-drama Crazy Ex-Girlfriend The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne performed together for the first time since 2013 on April 22, 2020, as part of a charity livestream event to raise … Adam Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday from complications caused by COVID-19. It is hard to stay locked indoors but lives will be saved. Schlesinger was survived by his two daughters, Sadie and Claire, his life partner Alexis Morley, his parents Barbara and Stephen Schlesinger and his sister Lauren, according to the statement. He co-wrote the title track to the 1996 Tom Hanks film "That Thing You Do," and received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his work. Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2007. Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2007. His death … He was 52. ", Adam, you were a brilliant songwriter, musician, collaborator and friend.Gorgeous melodies spun out of you like silk through a loom.You enriched millions of lives with your boundless creativity, none more than mine.Thank you Adam.I love you.https://t.co/QBJh0RWDp5, Jason Merritt/TERM/FilmMagic for Superfly Presents, We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020, Remembering Adam Schlesinger, One Of Pop's Great Collaborators. Jason Merritt/TERM/FilmMagic for Superfly Presents https://movieweb.com/adam-schlesinger-dead-fountains-of-wayne His death was confirmed by his att… With former songwriting partner Chris Collingwood, Schlesinger enjoyed his greatest commercial success as a musician with Fountains of Wayne, which released five studio albums between 1996 and 2011. Fountains of Wayne’s Chris Collingwood Shares Statement on Adam Schlesinger’s Death Schlesinger died on Wednesday due to complications from COVID-19 Daniel Kohn @danielkohn | … "He was truly a prolific talent and even more so, a loving and devoted father, son and friend. After success with Fountains of Wayne, Schlesinger continued to branch out, earning Tony nominations for his work on the musical "Cry-Baby" and numerous Emmy nominations for other work, which included collaborations with Stephen Colbert and "Sesame Street. The Fountains of Wayne musician’s lawyer, Josh Grier, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone on Wednesday. Schlesinger had been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator. Schlesinger was put on a ventilator and sedated "to facilitate his recovery. Schlesinger's band, which was co-founded with Chris Collingwood, was best known for its 2003 hit "Stacy's Mom," a humorous track about a young boy who has a crush on his friend's mother. Adam Schlesinger died of complications from COVID-19 on April 1, 2020. April 1 (UPI) --Adam Schlesinger, bassist and founding member of the alternative rock band Fountains of Wayne, died Wednesday of coronavirus complications.He was 52. ", "He is receiving excellent care, his condition is improving and we are cautiously optimistic," the statement said. ", Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom and Jack Dolgen pose for photos in the press room for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in September. The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne performed together for the first time since 2013 on April 22, 2020, as part of a charity livestream event to raise funding for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. Take care of each other. ", It added: "We are terribly sorry to convey this loss.". News of his illness prompted an outpouring of well wishes from the music industry and beyond, as did word of his passing. Death of Schlesinger and reunion. Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of the New Jersey power-pop group Fountains of Wayne and Emmy- and Grammy-winning songwriter for film, television, and … A versatile songwriter with a gift for straddling genres and musical eras, Schlesinger wrote frequently for film, with credits ranging from three songs in the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics to the Oscar-nominated title track to Tom Hanks' 1996 film That Thing You Do!. Ryan Brady and Max Perenchio Death – Obituary : Two Music Artist Killed in Glassell Park Car Accident. Adam Schlesinger, whose slyly intellectual rock band Fountains of Wayne made him a cult favorite of pop connoisseurs and whose musical expertise led … Adam Schlesinger death: Tom Hanks pays tribute after Fountains of Wayne star dies of coronavirus. Tributes began appearing on Twitter as news of Schlesinger's death circulated. Jason Merritt/TERM/FilmMagic for Superfly Presents Adam Schlesinger, one of … (CNN)Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated songwriter, has died from complications related to coronavirus. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.". Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2007. Schlesinger's career extended well beyond his work in bands. Adam Schlesinger, an Emmy and Grammy winner and Oscar nominee who also fronted the pop band Fountains of Wayne, has died after contracting coronavirus. "I am grasping for the right words. A statement from his family, released by Collingwood via Twitter, confirmed Schlesinger was diagnosed with Covid-19. He was 52. But Schlesinger had success before that as a songwriter. In 2003, "Stacy's Mom" was a hit for the band; that song later helped Fountains of Wayne land a pair of Grammy nominations. Musician wrote Oscar-nominated title track of Hanks’ 1996 film ‘That Thing You Do’ Two men , Ryan Brady and Max Perenchio were killed during a solo-vehicle crash in Glassell Park. But Schlesinger also kept busy outside Fountains of Wayne, even during its commercial peak: He played in Ivy (whose six albums came out more or less concurrently with Fountains' output), Tinted Windows (a short-lived power-pop project with Taylor Hanson of Hanson, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick and James Iha of The Smashing Pumpkins) and the synth-pop group Fever High. Fountains of Wayne . Adam Schlesinger attends the 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Live Event at the Feinstein's/54 Below on November 3, 2016 in New York City. Schlesinger was writing the lyrics and music for a new theater production with comedian Sarah Silverman at the time of his death, the attorney's statement added. Adam Schlesinger, a musician and songwriter highly regarded for his work as a member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy-winning songwriter for TV’s “ Crazy Ex-Girlfriend… His death was confirmed to NPR by his lawyer, Josh Grier. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images), "As many of you are aware, 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," read a statement from the band's attorney, provided to CNN. Adam Schlesinger death: Fountains of Wayne co-founder dies of coronavirus aged 52. Javerbaum described Schlesinger as "a brilliant songwriter, musician, collaborator and friend," adding, "You enriched millions of lives with your boundless creativity, none more than mine. Schlesinger was a founding member of Fountains of Wayne, founded in 1995. With Javerbaum, Schlesinger was nominated for two Tonys (both for 2008's Cry-Baby) and won a Grammy for A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!. The crash occurred a little after 1 a.m. in the 3600 block of Eagle Rock continue reading "His family appreciates all of the love and support.". He was 52. He was 52. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic). Schlesinger had been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator. He also produced albums for many other artists. My dear friend Adam Schlesinger has passed away from Covid-19," wrote Dashboard Confessional singer Chris Carrabba, He added: "We must take this seriously. The Fountains of Wayne musician’s lawyer, Josh Grier, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone on Wednesday. Musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, best known for being a member of Fountains of Wayne and writing music for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, died on Wednesday from complications due to the coronavirus.. Schlesinger’s longtime attorney Josh Grier told Variety on Tuesday that the songwriter had been hospitalized with the virus in upstate New York and was on a ventilator. He and lead singer Chris Collingwood shared … He was 52. He had a hand in many of the songs that populated the critically beloved TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and he won three Emmys — one for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and two, both with David Javerbaum, for co-writing songs performed in Tony Awards telecasts.