Metal Celebrities React to Wayne Static’s Death
As reported earlier today, Static-X founder Wayne Static has passed away at the age of 48, allegedly from a drug overdose (although the cause of death has not yet been confirmed).
Members of the metal community have been posting their thoughts and condolences via Twitter for nearly the past 24 hours. Some highlights follow:
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) November 2, 2014
Lamb of God:
— Lamb Of God (@Lambofgodband) November 2, 2014
Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch):
Thoughts go out to the friends and family of @IAmWayneStatic. May his life inspire others to make a change in their own lives – today.
— Chris Kael (@5FDPChrisKael) November 2, 2014
Clint Lowery (Sevendust):
My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of Wayne Static. He created some cool music with his time on earth. Stay safe out there yall
— Clint Lowery (@clintlowerynet) November 2, 2014
Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):
Saddened by the news of Wayne Static’s passing. Too many people I have toured with have been dying way too young. RIP.
— Brian Fair (@brianshadfall) November 2, 2014
Shawn Drover (Megadeth):
Sad to hear of @IAmWayneStatic passing. Way too young…….such a shame……..
— shawn drover (@shawndrover) November 2, 2014
Bummer about Wayne Static. =( Never met the guy. Really liked ‘Machine’ R.I.P
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) November 2, 2014
The Iron Sheik (Former Pro Wrestler):
Wayne Static God bless you forever bubba
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) November 2, 2014
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):
I am shocked to hear that Wayne Wells (Wayne Static) has passed away. I played with him in his first band, Deep Blue Dream, in 1987/88
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) November 2, 2014
We are very sad to hear of the passing of Wayne Static. #RIPWayneStatic
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) November 2, 2014
Didn’t know Wayne Static personally but played some of the early Static X stuff on my shows. Sad to see anyone pass away that young. RIP.
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) November 2, 2014
Jose Mangin (SiriusXM):
Saddened about the news that Wayne Static passed, thoughts/prayers w fam/friends, he was always cool to me… http://t.co/U2VMRBRa0Q
— Jose Mangin (@josemangin) November 2, 2014
David Draiman (Disturbed):
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) November 2, 2014
Alex Markides (FOH for Periphery, Whitechapel, etc):
— Alex Markides (@Darkides) November 2, 2014
Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down):
— sHaVo oDaDjIaN (@officialsHaVo) November 2, 2014
Jeremy Shaffer (Photographer):
really hoping the news about wayne static is not true. :(
— jeremy saffer (@jeremysaffer) November 2, 2014
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour):
I am absolutely devastated to hear about Wayne Static’s death. A good man and a good friend. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— ‘Mad Beans’ Hooper (@CoreyTaylorRock) November 2, 2014
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):
He’s a Legend a Great guy & Songwriter It sucks to loose a friend to something that u wish u could’ve helped him for R.I.P. Wayne Static
— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) November 2, 2014
Aaron Lewis (Staind):
My heart goes out to Wayne’s family. He was my friend.Many shows and tours together. I’m stunned and shocked. RIP my dear friend #speechless
— Aaron Lewis (@AaronLewisMusic) November 2, 2014
Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit):
RIP Wayne Richard Wells. His contributions are timeless.
— ғred dυrѕт (@freddurst) November 2, 2014
Shocked and saddened to hear that Wayne Static has passed away. My thoughts are with his wife and family
— John 5 (@john5guitarist) November 2, 2014