Singer Adam Schlesinger dies of coronavirus

Singer Adam Schlesinger dies of coronavirus

After battling with Covid-19 for days at the hospital, Emmy-winning singer Adam Schlesinger died on Wednesday following complications related to the virus. He was 52.

He was admitted to the hospital last week due to severe complications associated with the novel coronavirus.

Veteran actor Tom Hanks took to Twitter to condole the death of the Fountains of the Wayne member and confirmed it on social media.

"There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do! He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19. Terribly sad today. Hanx," tweeted Hanks who himself has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Schlesinger's Fountains of the Wayne co-member and singer Chriss Collingwood had earlier posted a statement from Adam's family. "Thank You for outpouring love for Adam and his family. Adam has been hospitalised with Covid-19. He is on the ventilator and has been sedated to facilitate his recovery," wrote Collingwood, quoting Adam's family.

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend singer has received a total of ten Emmy nominations throughout his career for writing satirical songs and has won three of them.