The untimely death last weekend of Wayne Static sent a shock wave through the rock and roll world and since then there has been a massive outpouring of love and support from fellow musicians. There has also been a lot of speculation surrounding the causes of Wayne’s death, amidst some rumors – including reports suggesting a drug overdose was the cause. Musicians from all walks of the business took to social media to express their condolences but as with any situation, the speculation caused certain people to jump to conclusions about the cause of death.
Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix expressed his sorrow for the passing of Wayne, but also insinuated that musician passed away because of drug-related circumstances. He said, “RIP Wayne…This is so sad. Too many musicians are dying from drug overdoses.” He later retracted the statement and issued and issued an apology. Wayne’s widow Tera Wray, publicly stated that it was not a drug overdose that killed Wayne and that he passed away in his sleep, peacefully.
Jacoby caught up with Loudwire about the upcoming tour with Seether as well as to expand on his apology. He stated, “I feel terrible about my post about Wayne’s Passing. I had a a few friends hit me up and said he died from an overdose. I should have checked my facts first….My heart goes out to his family and friends. My heart is heavy. Wayne I always had respect for you and didn’t mean to disrespect you and your family like I did. It wasn’t my intentions. I will own my mistake. May You rest in peace.”
Wayne Static died a few days short of his 49th birthday.
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