Died November 1, 2014.
Wayne Static has passed away at the age of 48. A drug overdose is suspected. The news was released via 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.
Wayne Static was the front man for what he called the ‘evil disco’ band, Static-X. The band released 6 studio albums between 1999 and 2009. The band then broke up and Static released a solo album.
I never had the privilege of meeting Wayne, though I did manage to catch the band in concert a couple times. The first time I saw them on Ozzfest with the original lineup. I then caught them at the end of 2012 at Club Fever in South Bend, IN. Wayne was able to put on a show. While there were never any crazy theatrics, the pounding of the industrial metal ‘evil disco’ would keep you entranced and enthralled throughout the show.
BIZZAM!! sends out it’s condolences to Static’s wife, Tera Wray. Let’s all send good vibes out to her and his family to let them know he won’t be forgotten.
Now, let’s enjoy some of the wonderful music he made.