Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger Dies Due To Covid19

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Co-founder of Fountains of Wayne Adam Schlesinger passed away at 52 following complications the COVID-19.

Adam was hospitalized earlier this week after contracting the virus. He was put on a ventilator in the hopes of him battling the pandemic disease. Variety reports, the musician died last Wednesday morning (Apr. 1)

 Adam Schlesinger co-founded Fountains of Wayne with Chris Collingwood in 1995 and released their debut self-titled album a year later that led them to hit the spotlights. 

Schlesinger was also known for penning the titled track for the 1996 Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do which led him to earn the Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

As the news of Schlesinger’s began to spread, well-known celebrities shared their condolences via social media sending their thoughts and prayers for the musician. 

Rick Springfield described Schlesinger as a “talented man” with a “brilliant gift for melody.” Jimmy Kimmel recalled working with Schlesinger on the theme to his Comedy Central show Crank Yankers. While Stephen King called the musician as a “witty and satiric songwriter.”