The damn Coronavirus has come for another one. Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dies from Coronavirus He was only 52.
I liked Fountains of Wayne from the first time I heard Radiation Vibe. I think I pretty much wore out my copies of that self-titled album and Utopia Parkway back in the day. I was never able to see them live though, unfortunately. the closest I got was watching Chris Collingwood play some of their songs at an acoustic show about a year ago. Not the same, but still pretty great. Sad my chance at a reunion and a proper concert will never come now.
Adam Schlesinger, a musician and songwriter known best as a member of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, has died of coronavirus complications. He was 52.
Schlesinger’s passing was confirmed by his lawyer, Josh Grier [via the New York Times]. The news follows reports from earlier this week that the musician had been hospitalized in March and was “on a ventilator and [had] been sedated.”
Born in 1967, Schlesinger co-founded Ivy in 1994 ahead of releasing the band’s debut album, Realistic, in 1995. That same year, he co-founded Fountains of Wayne with college classmate Chris Collingwood, naming the band after a lawn ornament store in Wayne, New Jersey.