Adam Schlesinger, a musician and songwriter very popular for his paintings as a member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy-winning songwriter for TV’s “Loopy Ex-Female friend,” has died on account of coronavirus headaches. He used to be 52.
Schlesinger had in the past been reported Tuesday morning as “very ill and closely sedated” by way of his legal professional of 25 years, Josh Grier. Schlesinger has been in an upstate New York medical institution for greater than per week at the moment, Grier stated.
An EGOT contender, Schlesinger has been nominated for Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys and gained the latter two awards. On the 2018 Emmys, he used to be up for 2 trophies for his “Loopy Ex-Female friend” paintings and collected one, successful within the exceptional authentic tune and lyrics class for the tune “Antidepressants Are So Now not A Giant Deal” (shared with the display’s megastar, Rachel Bloom, and Jack Dolgen).
He’s a 10-time Emmy nominee in all, 5 of the ones for “Loopy Ex-Female friend,” for which he served as govt tune manufacturer. 5 extra being nods for his contributions to the Tony Awards, “Sesame Side road” and a Stephen Colbert Christmas particular.
His Oscar nomination in 1997 used to be for co-writing the theme tune for the Tom Hanks-directed movie “That Factor You Do!,” one in all his first a hit forays out of doors the world of his personal music-making with Fountains of Wayne. He used to be additionally nominated for a Golden Globe at the moment.
Fountains of Wayne, the band he co-founded with Chris Collingwood, earned two Grammy nominations in 2003, for easiest new artist (a few years after the band’s precise recording debut) and for easiest pop efficiency by way of a bunch for the highest 20 unmarried “Stacy’s Mother,” a cheeky MTV staple that become the band’s largest hit. His lone Grammy win, despite the fact that, got here for easiest comedy album for his paintings on “A Stephen Colbert Christmas.”