Staind’s Original Drummer, Jon Wysocki, Has Died At Age 53

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Jon Wysocki, the founding drummer for the Springfield, Massachusetts rock band Staind, died on Saturday, May 18, at the age of 53. Wysocki played drums on the first seven Staind albums, and played in the band from 1995-2011. Wysocki has suffered from liver issues recently that required medical care. Staind achieved three consecutive No. 1 albums with 2001’s Break the Cycle, 2003’s 14 Shades of Grey, and 2005’s Chapter V.

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis paid tribute to Wysocki on X following the news of the death of his former bandmate: “I’m so sad. I lost my friend. A friend I loved like a brother. My heart is broken. My world has changed. I’ll see you on the other side my friend. My brother. Godspeed. My heart, my love, and my condolences go out to his family and loved ones.” (Blabbermouth)