Former Frontman For Static-X Wayne Static, Dead At Age 48
The former lead singer of Californian metal band, Wayne Static, passed away at age 48 on Saturday, Nov. 1, due to as of yet unknown causes, E! News reported.
A post was made on Static-X's official Facebook page on Sunday, Nov. 2 announcing his death.
"Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48," the post stated. He was "scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months," which will have to be delayed given the circumstances.
"No additional information is available at this time," the post concluded.
The Michigan-born rocker's publicists at FiXT Publicity also confirmed the singer's death in a press release to Blabbermouth.
Artists and singers such as Billy Corgan, Ozzy Osbourne, Jacoby Shaddiz and more took to their social media accounts to mourn the singer's death.
Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins tweeted: "I am shocked to hear that Wayne Wells (Wayne Static) has passed away. I played with him in his first band, Deep Blue Dream, in 1987/88."
Ozzy Osbourne tweeted about Static's death, saying: "Very sad to hear of @IAmWayneStatic's passing. Spent a lot of time together on @TheOzzfest tours. A tragic loss. Love to his family/friends."
Micah Electric, drummer of 9ELECTRIC, posted a message on his Facebook account.
"My friend Wayne Static has passed away," he said. "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."
Frotman for Papa Roach, Jacoby Shaddiz, took to Instagram with a post that read "rip wayne.... this is so sad. too many musicians are dying from overdoses. im serious addiction is real and takes fools out."
"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," Shaddiz wrote. "see you on the other side wayne...."
Shaddiz mentioned drug overdose despite the fact that the cause of death was not revealed.
Static founded the band Static-X in 1994 and released six studio albums with the band Static launched a solo career in 2011 with the release of his debut solo album "Pighammer."
Static is survived by wife, adult star Tera Wray, according to PEOPLE. They were married in Las Vegas after meeting at 2007's Ozzfest and lived in Joshua Tree, California.