MetalSucks have gotten their hands on a press release that reveals that drugs were not involved in the death of Wayne Static. The press release reads:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 1, 2014) – Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.
The couple was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.
The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. 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.
More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O. D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages~
Wayne Static has passed away at the age of 48. The former Static-X singer/guitarist’s death was confirmed by his publicists at FiXT Publicity. No further details are available at this time, but rumor has it that it was a result of an overdose. Bear in mind, that is only a rumor, more information will be posted when available. Numerous artists have already expressed their condolences, among them Jonathan Davis of KoRn, Jeremy Spencer and Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch, and former DevilDriver guitarist Jeff Kendrick. Here’s what they had to say:
“Rest in peace, Wayne. I’m speechless right now. I’m losing to many of my friends. I’ll see you on the other side, brother.” -Jonathan Davis (KoRn)
“What a shame. R.I.P. Wayne Static.” -Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
“So sad. Wayne Static of STATIC-X just passed away. RIP brother.” -Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
“Very sorry to hear about Wayne Static’s passing. R.I.P.” -Jeff Kendrick (ex-DevilDriver)
“We are beside ourselves with sadness right now. Another legend lost. We will miss you, brother.” -Soil
“Very sad to hear. Rest in peace, Wayne!!!” -Steev Esquivel (Skinlab)
“My friend Wayne Static has passed away.
So glad to have known him, recorded with him, toured with him, partied with him and had MANY real conversations with him. He was a good soul who chose the wrong path.
He will be missed.” -Micah Electric (9ELECTRIC)
Our condolences to his family, R.I.P. Wayne.