With the sudden untimely passing of Wayne Static yesterday, the hard rock and metal community are coming to grips with the loss of the Static-X frontman, which happened just days before his 49th birthday. Information is still scarce about his cause of death, but regardless of what led to his passing, many that have known him, played with him or were influenced by him have shared their memories and condolences with him via Twitter and Facebook. Here’s a sampling.
I am absolutely devastated to hear about Wayne Static’s death. A good man and a good friend. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— ‘Mad Beans’ Hooper (@CoreyTaylorRock) November 2, 2014
I am shocked to hear that Wayne Wells (Wayne Static) has passed away. I played with him in his first band, Deep Blue Dream, in 1987/88
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) November 2, 2014
Bummer about Wayne Static. =( Never met the guy. Really liked ‘Machine’ R.I.P
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) November 2, 2014
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) November 2, 2014
— sHaVo oDaDjIaN (@officialsHaVo) November 2, 2014
Saddened by the news of Wayne Static’s passing. Too many people I have toured with have been dying way too young. RIP.
— Brian Fair (@brianshadfall) November 2, 2014
So sad about Wayne Static’s passing-RIP Brudda. #WayneStatic
— mikey doling (@MikeyDoling) November 2, 2014
RIP @IAmWayneStatic You will truly be missed. God Bless your family, friends and fans in this moment of sadness.
— A S H B A (@DjASHBA) November 2, 2014
Very sad to hear about the loss of Wayne Static. He was so sweet and talented. Our condolences to his family, friends, and fans. ❤️ #OTEP
— ☆ OTEP SHAMAYA ☆ (@otepofficial) November 2, 2014
R.I.P. Wayne Static. http://t.co/WbkMtssvVB
— EMMURE (@EMMUREmusic) November 2, 2014
We would like to send out our condolences to the Wells family R.I.P. Wayne Static Keep Disco Evil
— Fear Factory (@Fear_Factory) November 2, 2014
So Sad, Wayne Static of Static-X just passed away. RIP Brother…. http://t.co/mZsJfxKZNf
— Jason Hook (@jasonhook_5fdp) November 2, 2014
We send our sympathies to the family of Wayne Static. You were an amazing talent big homie. See you in Shangri-la. #WayneStatic
— Violent J & 2 Dope (@icp) November 2, 2014
RIP WAYNE…. THIS IS SO SAD. TOO MANY MUSICIANS ARE DYING FROM OVERDOSES. IM SERIOUS ADDICTION IS REAL AND TAKES FOOLS OUT. NO ONE IS INVINCIBLE. SO GLAD I LIVE A SOBER LIFE TODAY. THE NUMBER OF FRIENDS THAT I HAVE LOST TO ADDICTION IS CRAZY. IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITN ADDICTION GET SOME HELP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. I KNOW DRUGS AND PARTYING ARE PART OF THE “rock n roll lifestyle” BUT DAMN HOW MANY MORE GOTTA DIE??? FUCK THE LIFESTYLE I WANT LIFE!!!! SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE WAYNE….
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