The co-founder of pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne, Adam Schlesinger passed away from complications related to COVID 19. There is no proper evidence of how Adam got infected with COVID-19, sources report that he was put on a ventilator for several days before taking his last breathe.
According to the statement from his band’s attorney, Adam had been hospitalized with coronavirus, he showed some signs of improvement but days later he got critical and never recovered.
A couple of days back, a fan account claimed that the songwriter had been put into a medically induced coma as a result of the disease.
Talking about the 52-year old songwriter, he was a successful songwriter. He co-wrote the title track of Tom Hanks starrer 1996 film That Thing You Do. He also received an Oscar for this song and Golden Globe nomination as well. During his whole career span, Adam had over 10 Emmy nominations to his credit out of which he won three.
The pop-rock band co-founded by Chris Collingwood was known for its fun track ‘Stacy’s Mom’. The 2003 song was about a boy having a crush on his friend’s mother, and it was nominated for a Grammy Award.
To add more feathers to his hat, Schlesinger also won the Grammy in 2009 for the best comedy album.
His absence will surely be felt by the music industry, and his former works shall always be remembered.