Jon Wysocki, founding member of Staind, dead at 53

On Sunday, Staind issued a heartfelt statement on social media regarding the passing of Jon Wysocki.

“We first met Jon through mutual friends in 1994. In 1995, we joined forces with Mike, Aaron, and Johnny April to form Staind. The 17 years that followed brought us some of the most unforgettable moments of our lives together,” the statement read. “From rehearsals in Ludlow, MA, to global tours, Jon was essential to our identity as a band. Our thoughts are with Jon’s family and his fans around the world who cherished him.”

The cause of Wysocki’s death has not been disclosed. However, TMZ reported that he had been dealing with liver issues requiring medical attention.

Wysocki, along with singer Aaron Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok, and bassist Johnny April, co-founded Staind in 1995. In 2011, he was reportedly dismissed from the band during the recording of their seventh studio album.

During his time with Staind, the band achieved three consecutive No. 1 albums: “Break the Cycle” (2001), “14 Shades of Grey” (2003), and “Chapter V” (2005). They also gained fame with hits like “It’s Been Awhile” and “So Far Away.”

Aaron Lewis responded to the news of Wysocki’s death on Instagram, sharing his sorrow and memories of their time together.

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