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Wayne Static Dead at 48

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We’re shocked and saddened to report that Wayne Static has died at the age of 48. While no details were given, the longtime Static-X frontman’s death was reported in a press statement by his representatives at FIXT Publicity.

Static, born Wayne Richard Wells, formed the industrial metal band Static-X in 1994 after disbanding his previous group, Deep Blue Dream. Static-X kept going until 2010 before breaking up and regrouping in 2012. The band then broke up for good in June of 2013. Static-X released six albums, including their critically acclaimed 1999 debut ‘Wisconsin Death Trip,’ which was certified platinum.

In 2011, Wayne Static released his first and only solo album, ‘Pighammer.’ He would then go on to tour under the name Static-X again in 2012 with the members of his solo backing band. However, the band had to pull out of a tour with Emmure and Ill Nino that year due to Wayne Static’s unspecified health issues.

Wayne Static had been scheduled to tour with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next couple of months. We will offer updates to this tragic story as details emerge. In the meantime, we’d like to send our thoughts and condolences to Wayne Static’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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