Wayne Richard Wells "Wayne Static" RIP

*** UPDATE: Sources have come out that Wayne hasn’t used hard drugs since 2009 and that he passed away in his sleep. Get the details here. *****

Hey Misfits,

I know this is early but I believe it’s been confirmed that Wayne Static is dead due to do a drug overdose. That is horrible news to hear. I loved them when they came out and even had to honour to see them live. I don’t know Wayne or what demons he faced, but it is always sad to lose a life too early. And we in the metal community have been rocked by some senseless shit. Addiction is a terrible thing and please, get yourself help before it is too late.

It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but all sources point to drug overdose. If this is not the case I will write an apology ASAP. But if this is then it saddens me that he did not or would not get the help he needed. Please get into a program, or reach out for help if you need it. And if you are on the other side, please see the signs of someone who needs help and be their rock.

I still listen to Wisconsin Death Trip all the time. I fell off the Static X wagon as they went, but that album, I don’t know what it was exactly but it is solid. Great tracks, a great vibe. I can toss is on any time. Believe me I will be listening to Push it and I’m with Stupid right after this.

RIP Wayne. May you be in a better place and your soul find rest.


The Hollywood Reporter