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Original Staind Drummer Jon Wysocki Dead at 53

Original Staind Drummer Jon Wysocki Dead at 53

Originally published by Consequence News

Jon Wysocki, original drummer of Staind, has died at the age of 53.

According to Blabbermouth, prior to his passing Wysocki had been suffering from liver issues that required him to be under medical care. Wysocki’s death was confirmed on social media by his current and former bandmates.

Wysocki was a member of Staind between 1995 and 2011, playing drums on their first seven albums. The hard rock band achieved three consecutive No. 1 albums with 2001’s Break the Cycle, 2003’s 14 Shades of Grey, and 2005’s Chapter V. They also top the US Rock singles chart with songs like “It’s Been Awhile,” “So Far Away,” and “Right Here.”

Wysocki departed Staind in 2011, which he cited was partially due to becoming uncomfortable with certain aspects of fame. He later performed in bands including Soil and Lydia’s Castle.

Staind issued a statement on Wysocki’s passing, writing, “We first met Jon through mutual friends in 1994. We came together with Mike, Aaron, and Johnny April in 1995 and founded Staind. The 17 years that followed were some of the best memories of our times together. From practice in Ludlow, Mass to touring around the world, Jon was integral to who we were as a band. Our hearts go out to Jon’s family, and fans around the world who loved him.”

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