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Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Has Died After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Has Died After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

The 'Stacy's Mom' singer was 52.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Singer and co-founder of the band Fountains of Wayne, Adam Schlesinger, has died after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 'Stacy's Mom' singer was 52.

Adam's lawyer Josh Grier confirmed to Rolling Stone the artist died due to complications from Covid-19. He had been hospitalised and placed on a ventilator two weeks ago, according to Variety.

Schlesinger was inspired to write the iconic Fountains of Wayne track over a friendship he had when he was young.

"One of my best friends, when we were maybe 11 or 12, came to me and announced that he thought my grandmother was hot. And I said, 'Hey, you're stepping over the line,' but at that point in life, I wouldn't put it past anyone," he recalled to MTV News.

The 2003-hit song 'Stacey's Mom' earned his band two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

But the singer-songwriter was also incredibly successful outside Fountains of Wayne.

Before releasing 'Stacy's Mom', Schlesinger was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award in 1997 for writing the title track of That Thing You Do!

He and David Javerbaum won a Daytime Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Music And Lyrics for their song 'It's Not Just for Gays Anymore', which was performed by Neil Patrick Harris during the 65th Tony Awards.

The 52-year-old also copped several Emmy nominations and one award for for his work on TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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