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Adam Schlesinger, 'That Thing You Do' and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Songwriter, Has Died of COVID-19 | RELEVANT Magazine

Adam Schlesinger, ‘That Factor You Do’ and ‘Loopy Ex-Girlfriend’ Songwriter, Has Died of COVID-19 | RELEVANT Journal


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.”

Pop producer and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff stated it was an “honor to live at the same time he made his work.”

Loopy Ex-Girlfriendcreator and star Rachel Bloom stated Schlesinger was “irreplaceable.”

Schlesinger’s pal and fellow musician Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional mourned his “mentor and friend.”

 



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