American composer Adam Schlesinger, founder of the rock bands Fountains Of Wayne and Ivy, died of COVID-19 disease caused by coronavirus. This was reported by The New York Times on Wednesday, April 1.
The 52-year-old musician, admitted to a medically-induced coma and connected to a ventilator, died in a New York hospital from complications of a new type of virus after a short treatment.
Many musicians and artists, including vocalist Chris Carrabb (Dashboard Confessional), performer Nicole Atkins, songwriter Diane Warren, and many others have offered their condolences to the deceased’s relatives.
Schlesinger has won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science’s Grammy Music Award for Best New Artist (2003) and three Emmy Awards for tracks in the series Crazy Ex. In 1997 he was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his main composition for Tom Hanks’s “What You Do!”.