Founding STAIND Drummer JON WYSOCKI Dead At 53

Update: Staind has issued a heartfelt statement on the passing of Jon Wysocki, saying: “We first met Jon through mutual friends in 1994. We came together with Mike, Aaron, and Johnny April in 1995 and founded Staind. The 17 years that followed were some of the best memories of our times together. From practice in Ludlow, Mass to touring around the world, Jon was integral to who we were as a band. Our hearts go out to Jon’s family and fans around the world who loved him.”

Staind vocalist and guitarist Aaron Lewis also shared his grief: “I’m so sad. I lost my friend. A friend I loved like a brother… fought with like a brother… cared for like a brother… worried about like a brother… cried over like a brother… because he was my brother in arms. My journey would’ve been different without him.

“The battles we fought together. The battles we fought against each other. The battles we fought side by side alone with our own demons. The battles we won and the battles we lost. He was my friend. He was our 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. I’m so fucking sad. He will be missed.”

Tonya LeeAnne from Lydia’s Castle provided some insight into Wysocki’s health struggles leading up to his death: “Jon is currently in the ICU. He has been having issues with his liver that require him to be under the care of medical professionals. While he has been struggling, there are signs that he is recovering slowly. Out of respect for Jon, Shannon, and his family, we ask that you do not bombard anyone close to this situation with questions or attempt to visit him in the ICU. This will allow his family the time they need and deserve to be with him and prevent the waiting room from being flooded with friends who understandably want to see him.

“If/when it becomes appropriate for him to have more visitors, we will let everyone know. For now, we ask that everyone respects Jon’s privacy and gives him time to recover.”

Original story: Founding Staind drummer Jon Wysocki has died at 53 years old. Wysocki played in Staind from 1995 to 2011 and has since performed with bands like Lydia’s Castle and Soil. We extend our deepest condolences to Wysocki’s friends and family during this difficult time.

Lydia’s Castle informed fans of Wysocki’s passing: “On 5/18/2024 at 8:02pm, Jon Wysocki passed away surrounded by family and friends who loved him dearly. An official statement will be released shortly.”

Soil also paid tribute: “Today we lost one of the greats. Jon Wysocki was not only a great friend and drummer but a great human being. It was an honor to have him in Soil for the time we did. We had so many laughs, so many good times. You will be missed dearly. Until we meet again, dear friend…”

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