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Wayne Static Of Static-X Dead At 48 (Updated)


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Update – November 02nd 8:28pm:

Despite the suggestion of Static‘s death being drug-related by his friends & peers, this has now officially been denied.

Update – November 02nd 3:48am:

As tributes from fans and friends of Wayne Static continue to appear, at least two seem to imply that Static‘s passing was the result of drugs. Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix offered:

“RIP WAYNE…. THIS IS SO SAD. TOO MANY MUSICIANS ARE DYING FROM OVERDOSES. IM SERIOUS ADDICTION IS REAL AND TAKES FOOLS OUT. NO ONE IS INVINCIBLE. SO GLAD I LIVE A SOBER LIFE TODAY. THE NUMBER OF FRIENDS THAT I HAVE LOST TO ADDICTION IS CRAZY. IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITN ADDICTION GET SOME HELP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. I KNOW DRUGS AND PARTYING ARE PART OF THE “rock n roll lifestyle” BUT DAMN HOW MANY MORE GOTTA DIE??? FUCK THE LIFESTYLE I WANT LIFE!!!! SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE WAYNE….”

Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares also said the following:

“He’s a true legend ,a great guy and killer song writer .
It sucks to lose a friend to something that you wish you could’ve helped him for. I would like to send out my condolences to the Wells family
R.I.P. Wayne Static
Keep Disco Evil”

In this recent interview Static himself was upfront about his past drug use, saying it led to tension with a former bandmate.

Original Story:

Former Static-X frontman Wayne Static has passed away at the age of 48. His publicist, Fixt Publicity confirmed the news tonight, offering the following statement:

“November 1, 2014 – Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.”

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has shared his thoughts on Static‘s passing, offering:

“Rest in peace Wayne I’m speechless right now I’m loosing to many of my friends I’ll see you on the other side brother”

Meanwhile, his friend Micah Electric of 9electric said of the matter:

“FUCK…..SAD NEWS…..

My friend Wayne Static has passed away.
So glad to have known him, recorded with him, toured with him, partied with him and had MANY real conversations with him. He was a good soul who chose the wrong path.

He will be missed.”

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