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Wayne Static’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Written by Emmy Mack on March 13, 2015

Static-X frontman Wayne Static died after mixing a cocktail of Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol, it has been reported.

Blabbermouth claim to have obtained a copy of the official coroner’s report, which has just been released, reporting that a deadly combination of booze and prescription pills led to the Static-X frontman’s sudden and tragic death last November at the age of 48.

The report rules out foul play in The True King of Evil Disco’s untimely demise, describing his manner of death as “natural”. According to Blabbermouth, the Coroner’s report reads:

“On November 1, at approximately 0700 hours, [Wayne] and his wife went to bed. His wife stated that just prior to going to bed, he crushed one-half of a 30 mg oxycodone pill and consumed it. The oxycodone had been prescribed to his wife. He also drank an unknown amount of alcohol. His wife awoke at around 1530 hours. She found the decedent dead in the bed and called 911 at 1547 hours. Paramedics arrived and confirmed death at 1600 hours, noting rigor mortis and lividity There was no evidence of foul play or any indication a struggle had taken place.”

[Wayne’s] wife said he took oxycodone, Xanax (alprzolam) and alcohol to relive panic attacks. He took Xanax on a daily basis and was compliant with the prescribed dosage. His wife stated he would occasionally have his own prescription for oxycodone, but he would usually take hers… His wife stated both she and the decedent had a history of cocaine and ecstasy abuse, but they stopped using illicit drugs in 2009.

The decedent’s mother stated he was a self-admitted alcoholic. She believed his drinking had been a problem for about two years. Both his wife and his mother stated that he was not suicidal.”

A press release published by various US metal blogs soon after Static’s death claimed it was “not a drug-related incident or O.D“.

His official cause of death is now listed on the coroner’s report as “mixed prescription drug (oxycodone, hydromorphone, alprazolam) with alcohol toxicity, hours, due to chronic prescription drug and alcohol abuse, years.”

Static, a.k.a. Wayne Richard Wells, was getting ready to head out tour with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool when he was found dead at his home in California on 1st November, 2014. Read Music Feeds’ full coverage of the story here.

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