Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated songwriter, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 52.

“As many of you are aware, Adam had been hospitalized with Covid-19 and although he had been making some small improvements over the last few days, Adam’s condition was critical and he was ultimately unable to recover from Covid-19 complications,” read a statement from the band’s attorney, provided to CNN. “He was truly a prolific talent and even more so, a loving and devoted father, son and friend.”



He co-founded Fountains of Wayne with Chris Collingwood, which earned two Grammy nominations in 2003. One for best new artist and for best pop performance by a group for the Top 40 single “Stacy’s Mom,” that became the band’s biggest hit.

Schlesinger was a Grammy and Emmy Award winner, and over the course of his career was also nominated for Tony, Oscar, and Golden Globe Awards. He won two Emmys in 2018 for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and also served as the show’s executive music director. Schlesinger wrote the theme song for Tom Hanks’ 1997 film That Thing You Do!