Static-X frontman, a Shelby native, dies

November 2, 2014
Wayne Static

Wayne Static

Shelby native Wayne Static died Saturday evening, Nov. 1, right before the longtime Static-X frontman was scheduled to take his new band on tour.

The band Static-X announced Static’s death with a Facebook message:

Static-X Founder Wayne Static Passed Away At Age 48 November 1, 2014 – Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.

Static-X formed in 1994 and released six studio albums from 1999-2009. The band’s debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip, went platinum.

Static later started a solo career, and his solo act was set to co-headline a tour with Powerman 5000 this week.

Static was known for his appearance with his signature spiked hair.

There is no official word yet on the cause of Static’s death.

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