(PCM) It is with a heavy heart that we report that Static-X founder Wayne Static was passed away at the age of 49.
Wayne Richard Wells was best known by his stage name Wayne Static and 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.
According to his publicity team at FiXT Publicity, no additional information about his passing is available at this time. There had been quite a few rumors circulating the net that were claiming that Wayne’s cause of death was due to an accidental drug overdose, however sources have now revealed that drugs did NOT play a factor in Wayne’s passing and the only additional information that has been released at this time is that he passed away in his sleep.
Wayne is survived by his wife, former porn star Tera Wray, whom he wed in 2008. Our sincere condolences go out to Wayne’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.