Wayne Static has passed away at the age of 48, according to representatives of FiXT Publicity. An official press release states that this is not a directly drug-related death. “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.”
Static’s death comes days after the announcement of his upcoming European tour with Drowning Pool and on the cusp of his tour with Powerman 5000.
Wayne Static released released six studio albums between 1999 and 2009 under the Static-X brand before disbanding. Static then launched a solo career and released his debut solo album, Pighammer, in 2011.
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Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)