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"We will miss you".
Musician and producer Jack Antonoff wrote, "Adam Schlesinger took pop music writing to its classiest and most untouchable place". The master songwriter passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 52 from complications related to coronavirus. "He is on the ventilator and has been sedated to facilitate his recovery", Collingwood quoted Adam's family as saying.
Schlesinger received both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for the song.
Hollywood star Tom Hanks - who was not too long ago recognized with COVID-19 - mourned Schlesinger's loss of life and wrote heartwarming most on Twitter, "There could be no Playtone with out Adam Schlesinger, with out his That Factor You Do!" "He was a One-der".
Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger certainly wasn't a local musician here in Western Massachusetts, but plenty of local artists remember him fondly.
"That's a real Randy Newman thing", Schlesinger told the AP in 2003.
After Fountains of Wayne's main run was done, Schlesinger would then drop behind the scenes and go on to be known for his writing.
Furthermore, the Grammy-winning comedy album A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! was co-written and co-produced by Adam.
Aline Brosh McKenna is co-creator of the TV musical comedy-drama Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which Schlesinger wrote songs for.
Over the last several years, he became a fan-favorite writer on the CW's musical dramedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend", and won the Emmy Award last year for original music and lyrics for the song "Antidepressants Are So Not A Big Deal".
He wrote: "I'm so saddened to hear of the death of Adam Schlesinger due to Covid-19". He composed songs for Neil Patrick Harris to sing while hosting the Tony Awards, which in earned Schlesinger an Emmy of his own.