DEATH -DEAD / OBITUARIES : Adam Schlesinger, the lead singer of Fountains of Wayne and writer of hits like “Stacy’s Mom has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 1, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 2, 2020
much to be said about Adam Schlesinger’s songwriting but I think often about how That Thing You Do is not just one of the great (or, the greatest) Fictional Song From A Movie, but also one of the most fun pop songs of its real-life era. It lived so well both on screen & off it.
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) April 1, 2020
a few years ago i noticed adam schlesinger followed me, i did the uncool move of DMing to say i’d been a fan since i was a kid – from that thing you do, josie soundtrack, fountains of wayne, more. he messaged back, couldn’t have been more encouraging + kind. RIP to a songs hero
— speedy ortiz haunted presence? (@sad13) April 1, 2020
Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated songwriter, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 52 https://apple.news/AF6EMGRvITd6b2tYyvN38pg …
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