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Static-X frontman dies at 48

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The metal band didn't specify a cause of death

Wayne Richard Wells, 48, performed under the name Wayne Static

Static-X released six albums

CNN  — 

Wayne Richard Wells, the frontman and founder of the California metal band Static-X, has died. He was 48.

The band announced Wells’ death in a Facebook post late Saturday night, but did not disclose the cause.

Wells, who performed under the name Wayne Static, founded Static-X in 1994.

The band released six albums, the most notable being 2001’s “Wisconsin Death Trip,” which went platinum.

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