Original Staind Drummer Jon Wysocki Dead at 53

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 Stained 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.

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