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Jon Wysocki, drummer and founding member of Staind, dies at 53



Jon Wysocki, drummer and founding member of Staind, dies at 53

FILE – Posed studio group portrait of American rock band Staind. Left to proper are Jon Wysocki, Aaron Lewis, Johnny April and Mike Mushok in New York on July 14 2008. (Nigel Crane/Redferns)

Jon Wysocki, the drummer and founding member of the rock band Staind, has died, based on the band’s official X, previously generally known as Twitter, account. He was 53 years outdated. 

Wysocki died on Could 18 “surrounded by household and pals,” based on the Lydia’s Fort Instagram account. Lydia’s Fort is one other rock band that hails from Nashville, Tenn., which Wysocki joined in 2021. 

Whereas the official reason behind his demise has but to be revealed, a Fb put up shared by Lydia’s Fort band member, Shawna Hornbeck, stated that Wysocki was admitted to the ICU after he was “having points together with his liver.” 


FILE – Drummer Jon Wysocki from the band Staind performs at Fuse’s IMX Studios in Midtown Manhattan Dec. 05, 2003 in New York Metropolis. (Mark Mainz/Getty Photos)

Wysocki was born in Westfield, Mass., on Jan. 17, 1971, based on Billboard. 

He co-founded Staind in 1995 with members Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok and Johnny April and in 1997, they launched their debut album titled “Tormented.” 

In 1999, the band had a significant label debut referred to as “Dysfunction” which was co-produced by Limp Bizkit’s singer Fred Durst. 

Wysocki would go away Staind in 2011 as a consequence of some friction with Lewis, based on stories. Wysocki briefly joined the rock band Soil however by no means formally bought to document with them. 

Regardless of the reported friction between him and his former bandmate, Lewis wrote a touching tribute to Wysocki, saying his “world has modified.” 

Soil additionally wrote a tribute to Wysocki, recalling the laughs and good time they shared with the gifted drummer. 

“Immediately we misplaced one of many greats. Jon Wysocki was not solely an important buddy, an important drummer, however an important human being. It was an honor to have him in SOiL for the time we did. We had so many laughs, so many good occasions. You’ll be missed dearly. Till we meet once more expensive buddy…..,” based on an announcement on Soil’s Fb account. 

This story was reported from Los Angeles. 

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