Wayne Static's Wife Tera Wray Slams Rumors Alleging Her Husband Died Of Drug Overdose
Nov 06, 2014 06:32 AM EST
Static-X frontmant Wayne Static's widow Tera Wray has released a statement regarding the cause of her husband's death, Blabbermouth says.
Wray addressed rumors alleging Static died of a drug overdose, saying "It has come to my attention that many have questions and opinions about the cause of the death of my husband in which I now find is necessary to further respond."
She continued, "Wayne was not taking drugs. If anything, he was a drinker, and did not OD."
Wray also revealed that Static's body will be subject to an autopsy but the results will only be released after six months. She also expressed how she found it "disrespectful to [their families] and [herself] for negative spins that are being posted."
"For Wayne's music peers to take it upon themselves to make comments about us when they are not part of our daily lives or know us outside of tour and music, just to grab a headline to get themselves at the top of the gossip page, is disgusting," she said.
After the news of Static's death broke, Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix took to Instagram to share his thoughts about the incident, according to Rolling Stone. The post, which has now been deleted, suggested his peer died of a drug overdose.
"The number of friends that I have lost to addiction is crazy... I know drugs and partying are part of the 'rock 'n' roll lifestyle' but damn, how many more gotta die???," a portion of Shaddix's caption read. "F-k the lifestyle, I want life!!!! See you on the other side, Wayne."
Static's publicist Nancy B. Sayle earlier denied the speculations, according to SF Gate.
"Static's first solo album 'Pighammer' was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs," Sayle said in a statement.
Wayne Static died November 1st at the age of 48.