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Music and film world pay tribute to Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger

02 April 2020, 09:58 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The music and film worlds has been paying tribute to Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger, who died aged 52 following coronavirus complications.

Schlesinger was the co-founder of "Stacy's Mom" hitmakers Fountains of Wayne, and went on to write songs for musical comedy tv series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Variety reports that the musician died Wednesday (1 April) morning following complications from coronavirus. He was 52 and had been hospitalised in Upstate New York for over a week following his COVID-19 diagnosis.

He also received an Oscar nomination in 1997 for writing the theme song for the Tom Hanks-directed film That Thing You Do!.

Jack Antonoff and Tom Hanks are among those paying tribute to the late musician online.

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