Schlesinger had been hospitalized due to Covid-19 for the past week and was on a ventilator, TheWrap reported on Tuesday. Representatives for Schlesinger and for Fountains of Wayne did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Schlesinger earned three Emmy Awards for his work on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and was a Tony Award nominee in 2011 and 2012. He also won a Grammy Award for the 2008 comedy album “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”
In 1996, he also earned an Oscar nomination for the title song to Tom Hanks’ movie “That Thing You Do!” as well as a Tony nomination for the score to the 2008 Broadway musical version of John Waters’ “Cry-Baby.