The 52-year-old Adam Schlesinger from the american band Fountains of Wayne is dead after being tested positive for the coronavirus.
He fought against the disease at a hospital in New York city, where he died on Wednesday morning, said his family in a statement.
He got a nomination for an Oscar in 1997 for writing the title song for ‘That Thing You Do!’, that was a musikkomedie directed by Tom Hanks. It writes Sky News.
It was Schlesinger is best known as the bassist, baggrundssanger and songwriter for Fountains of Wayne. Among the band’s most iconic songs is ‘Stacy’s Mom’ and ‘Hey Julie’.
He has won three Emmyer, and in 2009, it was to a grammy for the work with ‘A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!’.
he was Also nominated for a Golden Globe and Tony Awards throughout his career.
Tom Hanks, who has been infected with coronavirussen during filming in Australia, paid tribute to him on Twitter, where he wrote that he would never have made plademærket Playtone without Schlesingers help.
the Actor described Adam Schlesinger as a ‘Bad-there’ (a wonder).
Tom Hanks added ‘Lost him to covid-19. Terribly sad today. Hanx.’