Prolific Singer-Songwriter Adam Schlesinger Dies At Age 52, Due To Coronavirus
We are trying our best to spread some laughs and positive news during these dark times, but sometimes, you have to acknowledge the bad to pay respect to the fallen.
We lost a pretty talented soul this week. Even if you don’t know his name, there is a strong chance you’ve heard something he wrote. Adam Schlesinger was a founding member of the band Fountains Of Wayne, best known for their Grammy-nominated single, Stacy’s Mom.
Adam wrote that classic song. He also wrote several other tracks, including ‘That Thing You Do!‘ and many of the hilarious songs you might have heard on the hit tv series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The dude was extremely talented, and he had a wonderful sense of humor.
Adam tested positive for coronavirus in late March and ended up in the hospital. Sadly, his condition never improved and after a week or so of being on a ventilator, he died on Wednesday morning.
Several stars jumped on their social media accounts to remember the great talent, including Tom Hanks, who also tested positive for coronavirus earlier in the month.
There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do! He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19. Terribly sad today. Hanx— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) April 2, 2020
Rachel Bloom, the creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, had her first child just days before Adam died, so you can imagine how emotional this past week has been for her.
Adam won three Emmys throughout his career, and one of those he shared with Bloom and Jack Dolgen, for the song, Anti-Depressants Are So Not a Big Deal
Check it out below…