Wayne Static of Static-X Passes Away at Age 48

November 2, 2014 4:04 PM

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Last night, Wayne Static, former frontman of the industrial metal band Static-X, passed away at age 48. The musician’s estate released a statement shortly after his death via Facebook, stating, “Platinum-selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as Wayne Static, passed away at the age of 48. Static was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career.” Static died just three days before his 49th birthday.

The message went on to share that Wayne was scheduled to go on tour over the next few months, co-headlining alongside bands Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool. It concludes by stating that “No additional information is available at this time.” Just six hours before the news was announced, a tweet was p...

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