Fountains Of Wayne bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger has died at the age of 52 due to complications from COVID-19. He had been hospitalized due to the coronavirus for the past week and was on a ventilator.
Scheslinger formed Fountains Of Wayne in 1995 with guitarist Chris Collingwood. The band released two albums with little impact, although Scheslinger gained recognition for writing the Oscar-nominated title song to the 1996 movie That Thing You Do!
The group scored a major alternative hit in 2003 with “Stacy's Mom” from its third LP, Welcome Interstate Managers. The track's raunchy video featured model Rachel Hunter.