Adam Schlesinger, a musician and songwriter highly regarded for his work as a member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy-winning songwriter for TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has died as a result of coronavirus complications, Variety has confirmed. He was 52.
Schlesinger died Wednesday morning. He was divorced and is survived by two daughters.
He had previously been reported Tuesday morning as “very sick and heavily sedated” by his attorney of 25 years, Josh Grier. He had been in an upstate New York hospital for more than a week at that time, Grier said. More
Never heard of “Fountains of Wayne,” that’s OK, chances are you’ve heard Schlesinger’s music. Here
One of my favorites of theirs, “It Must Be Summer” off of the very good “Utopia Parkway” album. Here
NFL promo using their song “All Kinds of Time. Here
Conan O’Brian remembers Adam and Fountains for their performance of the Kinks, “Better Things” on his late night show after 9/11. It was one of these events that sort of helped turn the corner after that tragedy. Here