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Wayne Static’s Death Was Caused By A Mix Of Prescription Drugs & Alcohol


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Late Static-X frontman Wayne Static‘s death has been ruled as being caused by “mixed prescription drug (oxycodone, hydromorphone, alprazolam) with alcohol toxicity, hours, due to chronic prescription drug and alcohol abuse, years.” Blabbermouth.net obtained a copy of the newly released coroner’s report, quoting it as such:

“On November 1, at approximately 0700 hours, [Wayne] and his wife went to bed. His wife stated that just prior to going to bed, he crushed one-half of a 30 mg oxycodone pill and consumed it. The oxycodone had been prescribed to his wife. He also drank an unknown amount of alcohol. His wife awoke at around 1530 hours. She found the decedent dead in the bed and called 911 at 1547 hours. Paramedics arrived and confirmed death at 1600 hours, noting rigor mortis and lividity There was no evidence of foul play or any indication a struggle had taken place.”

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“[Wayne‘s] wife said he took oxycodone, Xanax (alprzolam) and alcohol to relive panic attacks. He took Xanax on a daily basis and was compliant with the prescribed dosage. His wife stated he would occasionally have his own prescription for oxycodone, but he would usually take hers. The decedent also had a history of gynecomastia… His wife stated both she and the decedent had a history of cocaine and ecstasy abuse, but they stopped using illicit drugs in 2009.”

“The decedent’s mother stated he was a self-admitted alcoholic. She believed his drinking had been a problem for about two years. Both his wife and his mother stated that he was not suicidal.”

Much was made about Static‘s death and its possible relation to drugs around the time of his passing. Tera Wray was quoted at the time of his death as saying that “Wayne was not taking drugs.” In all likelihood she was referring to the use of illegal narcotics, which the pair had previously had a long history of abuse with before kicking them. Static passed away on the morning of November 01st, 2014 at the age of 48.

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