Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Singer and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Contributor, Dies at 52 of Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Singer and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Contributor, Dies at 52 of Coronavirus Complications
Adam Schlesinger, the lead singer-songwriter from the rock band Fountains of Wayne and a music producer and composer on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has died due to complications from the coronavirus, his lawyer Josh Grier told The New York Times. He was 52.

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.
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