Wayne Static, the former frontman of the metal band Static-X, has died aged 48. On Saturday night (November 1), the band announced on their Facebook page that the guitarist had passed away in his sleep. The message read “Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as Wayne Static, passed away at the age of 48… Wayne Static was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months“. The band was formed in 1994 and released six albums with Warner Bros Records.