The former frontman of the industrial-tinged nu metal act Static-X Wayne Static has died aged 48. The vocalist, guitarist and frontman whose real name was Wayne Richard Wells performed with Static-X in that late 90s and into the 2000s achieving platinum status on albums such as 'Wisconsin Death Trip'. He also forged a successful solo career for himself after disbanding Static-X in 2013, as well as creating and contributing to other projects such as his own Pighammer, as well as X-ecutioners, Skinny Puppy, Godhead and Run DMC. He had been scheduled to perform on co-headlining tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next few months.
His death on Saturday 1st November 2014 was announced yesterday morning (UK time). So far no cause of death has been revealed, with the only information coming through official channels such as the Static-X Facebook page:
“Static-X Founder Wayne Static
Passed Away At Age 48
November 1, 2014 - Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.
WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.
No additional information is available at this time.”Intravenous Magazine would like to take this time to share their condolences with the friends and family of Wayne Static At this difficult time.
RIP Wayne Static 1965 – 2014.