Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger dead at 52

Fountains of Wayne haven’t been mentioned on AUK for many years mainly because of their longterm hiatus from recording after recording one of the greatest folk-pop records of all time ‘Sky Full of Holes’ so it’s devastating to report (and late in the day sorry, we have only just heard) that singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger has died at the age of 52 after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Rolling Stone reports that Schelsinger’s lawyer, Josh Grier, confirmed the musician’s death to them – he was hospitalised in March and tested positive for the coronavirus. At the time, he was placed on a ventilator and heavily sedated. Jason Isbell tweeted: “So talented and kind. Heartbreaking news.”

You can read the whole piece over at Rolling Stone here:

Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dead at 52 From Coronavirus

Photo by Broadway World/Shutterstock, ‘Sunday’ play opening night, New York, USA – 23 Sep 2019


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Mark Whitfield has been Editor of Americana UK for the last 20 years while also working in public health as his day job, which has been kind of busy recently.

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