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Adam Schlesinger of 'Fountains of Wayne' Dies from COVID-19 at 52

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 02, 2020
09:12 A.M.

Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of the popular music band, Fountains of Wayne, has died from complications related to COVID-19.

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Best known for the 2003 hit, "Stacy's Mom," which he co-wrote with members of his band, Fountains of Wayne, Adam Schlesinger's life appeared to be an exciting one.

Adam Schlesinger attends the 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Live Event at the Feinstein's/54 Below on November 3, 2016 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Adam Schlesinger attends the 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Live Event at the Feinstein's/54 Below on November 3, 2016 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Unfortunately, the singer's plans have been cut short as he died due to coronavirus-related complications, CNN has reported.

Before his death, Adam worked as the executive music producer for the CW musical dramedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

Musician/composer, Adam Schlesinger visits SiriusXM Studios on April 19, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Musician/composer, Adam Schlesinger visits SiriusXM Studios on April 19, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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According to a statement released to the news site, Adam's COVID-19 situation had become so bad that he had been unable to recover from the complications associated with it.

The statement, which was released by the band's attorney, explained that until his death, Adam was "truly a prolific talent and even more so, a loving and devoted father, son and friend."

The New York Times pointed out that during his career, Adam, who co-found his pop-rock band with Chris Collingwood, found great musical success.

 Adam Schlesinger attends the 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Live Event at the Feinstein's/54 Below on November 3, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

Adam Schlesinger attends the 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Live Event at the Feinstein's/54 Below on November 3, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

In 1996, the late 52-year-old wrote the Beatles-esque theme song to "That Thing You Do!" – a film which was directed by Tom Hanks.

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As was the norm with songs from Fountains of Wayne, "That Thing You Do!" became an instant hit due to its catchy melody, twisting chord sequence, and abundance of wordplays.

Adam Schlesinger poses with a #StandWithSongwriters guitar, during the 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Adam Schlesinger poses with a #StandWithSongwriters guitar, during the 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

The site acknowledged that the feat achieved by Adam and Chris proved that it was still possible to use a bunch of pop songs to explore a place/situation.

Before his death, Adam worked as the executive music producer for the CW musical dramedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

Joining forces with the show's co-creator and executive producer, Rachel Bloom and Jack Dolgen, the threesome received five Emmy nominations eventually winning one during their last attempt in 2019.

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Moderator Stacey Wilson Hunt and actors Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna speak at 'Crazy Ex Girlfriend: A Musical Revue' at the Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 21, 2016 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Moderator Stacey Wilson Hunt and actors Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna speak at 'Crazy Ex Girlfriend: A Musical Revue' at the Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 21, 2016 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

That Emmy would mark the third one Adam would clench since he walked away with an award for co-writing songs portrayed at the Tony Awards.

Since the news of his death became public, his friends from the show have taken time out to pay tribute to Adam.

According to Deadline, the show's co-creator/showrunner, Aline Brosh McKenna, shared a couple of emotional tweets that talked about her 25-year-old friendship with Adam.

Aline's tweet also included a piece of audio of one of the "perfect" demos he created for the series. The show's other co-creator/executive producer, Rachel Bloom, also took to Instagram to state that Adam was irreplaceable.

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