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Jon Wysocki, founding drummer of Staind, dead at 56



Jon Wysocki, founding drummer of Staind, dead at 56

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Jon Wysocki, drummer and founding member of the band Staind, has died.

The Westfield native’s demise was introduced by his present band, Lydia’s Citadel, Sunday on social media. Wysocki’s bandmates mentioned he died surrounded by household and pals that liked him dearly and that an official assertion can be developed shortly.

Staind shaped in Springfield in 1993 after vocalist Aaron Lewis and guitarist Mike Mushok met a Christmas social gathering. Wysocki was introduced into play drums two years later in 1995 and carried out with the band till his demise, together with on their album launched final 12 months.

Staind mentioned on social media: “We first met Jon by way of mutual pals in 1994. We got here along with Mike, Aaron, and Johnny April in 1995 and based Staind. The 17 years that adopted had been a few of the finest reminiscences of our instances collectively. From observe in Ludlow, Mass to touring all over the world, Jon was integral to who we had been as a band. Our hearts exit to Jon’s household, and followers all over the world who liked him.”

Wysocki was 56 years outdated.

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