Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) has died from COVID-19 complications
Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy died this Morning due to COVID-19 complications, reports Variety. He was 52. Schlesinger had been in an upstate New York hospital for over a week where he was “very sick and heavily sedated," according to his attorney Josh Grier.
In addition to his work with Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, Schlesinger was an in-demand songwriter, and wrote the Oscar-nominated title song to 1996 film That Thing You Do, and co-wrote many songs for television series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (he was also an executive producer), and won an Emmy for the song “Antidepressants Are So Not A Big Deal." He wrote songs for the Emmys, co-wrote songs for the Cry-Baby music, plus songs for Sesame Street, The Colbert Report, the 2001 Josie & The Pussycats movie, Hugh Grant/Drew Barrymore romcom Music & Lyrics, and lots more.
Rest in peace, Adam. Listen to some of his songs below.
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