Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and author of a set of astonishingly good tunes, has died from issues associated to the coronavirus. He was 52 years previous.
Schlesinger’s band Fountains of Wayne was greatest identified for his or her 2003 novelty hit “Stacy’s Mom”, the irresistibly doofy earworm a few boy’s crush on his pal’s mom. However the Oscar-nominated songwriter had an enormous assortment of terrific songs, together with the hit, titular single from Tom Hanks’ 1996That Factor You Do!. He additionally wrote for Stephen Colbert, Sesame Road, the 2001 Josie and the Pussycats remake, the Hugh Grant/Drew Barrymore rom-com Music & Lyrics and over 100 songs for the bawdy CW musical collection Loopy Ex-Girlfriend(“Stacy’s Mom” would have felt proper at residence onLoopy Ex-Girlfriend). He received an Emmy for his work onLoopy Ex-Girlfriend and was nominated many instances.
On social media, followers and pals expressed shock and respect for his or her departed pal. Hanks, who himself is recovering from coronavirus, stated he was “terribly sad.”
There can be no Playtone with out Adam Schlesinger, with out his That Factor You Do! He was a One-der. Misplaced him to Covid-19. Terribly unhappy at present. Hanx
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) April 2, 2020
Pop producer and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff stated it was an “honor to live at the same time he made his work.”
adam schlesinger took pop music writing to its classiest and most untouchable place. an honor to dwell on the identical time he made his work.
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) April 1, 2020
Loopy Ex-Girlfriendcreator and star Rachel Bloom stated Schlesinger was “irreplaceable.”
I’ve a lot to say about Adam Schlesinger that I’m at an entire loss for phrases. He’s irreplaceable.
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) April 2, 2020
Schlesinger’s pal and fellow musician Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional mourned his “mentor and friend.”
and most famously That Factor You Do. I knew him greatest as a mentor, and a pal. We should take this critically. Persons are sick and dying. It’s arduous to remain locked indoors however lives might be saved. Care for one another. Relaxation In Peace, my pricey pal. -Chris
— Dashboard Confessional (@dashboardmusic) April 1, 2020