Adam Schlesinger, a musician and songwriter highly regarded for his work as a member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy-winning songwriter for TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has died as a result of coronavirus complications, Variety has confirmed. He was 52.
An EGOT contender, Schlesinger has been nominated for Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys and won the latter two awards. At the 2018 Emmys, he was up for two trophies for his “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” work and picked up one, winning in the outstanding original music and lyrics category.
Adam Schlesinger co-founded Fountains of Wayne and earned two Grammy nominations in 2003, for best new artist and for best pop performance by a group for the top 20 single “Stacy’s Mom” https://t.co/oeCCUerCEX
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