Wayne Static’s publicity team has addressed those pesky drug overdose rumours today.
In a statement just released, Static’s team said:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 1, 2014) – Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.
The couple was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.
The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer – was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.
More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O. D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages.
Static’s wife, of course, is former porn actress Tera Wray, who accompanied Static on tour and during interviews and appearances since their marriage in 2008.
Static had some well-documented health issues as recently as last year, including a surgery for a hernia.
We here at Girl HQ sincerely hope this statement puts the rumours to rest once and for all, Tera and the couple’s friends and family can grieve in peace.