Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder Adam Schlesinger Dies of Coronavirus at 52

April 2, 2020
Adam Schlesinger

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Musician Adam Schlesinger has died from coronavirus complications at the age of 52,Variety reports. Schlesinger had been in an upstate New York hospital for a week before his death. He was the co-founder of the indie rock band Fountains of Wayne, a band that earned two Grammy nominations and was best known for their hit single "Stacy's Mom." Schlesinger also worked extensively as a songwriter in Hollywood. He was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar for the theme to Tom Hanks' directorial debut, That Thing You Do!, and won an Emmy for his song “Antidepressants Are So Not A Big Deal" from the CW musical Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He also won a Grammy for his work on a Stephen Colbert comedy album and was a two-time Tony nominee for his work on the stage adaptation of John Waters' 1990 movie Cry-Baby. Schlesinger is survived by two daughters.