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Staind drummer and founder dies at 53

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Staind drummer and founder dies at 53
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Jon Wysocki, founding member and former drummer of Staind during the band’s heyday, has died.

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The news of his death was shared by his fellow musicians. The drummer was surrounded by family and friends, according to at least one source, and while the cause of death has not been confirmed, the musician had reportedly been struggling with liver problems for some time.

Jon Wysocki first came to prominence when he formed Staind with singer Aaron Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok and bassist Johnny April in 1995. He remained with the band until 2011.

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Staind frontman Aaron Lewis paid tribute to his former drummer.

“I’m so sad. I’ve lost my friend. A friend I loved like a brother (…) My journey would have been different without him,” said the singer.

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Jon Wysocki was 53 years old.

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