Los Angeles (TEH) – The US musician Adam Schlesinger, who is also known as a film composer, died after being infected with the novel coronavirus. This was announced by his lawyer Josh Grier according to the “New York Times” and the magazine “Rolling Stone”.
The Emmy and Grammy award winner turned 52. He was most recently connected to a ventilator in a hospital.
Born in New York, he played in the bands “Ivy” and “Fountains of Wayne”. He composed the music for numerous film and television series. His song “That Thing You Do!” Schlesinger received an Oscar nomination for the comedy of the same name with Tom Hanks in 1997.
He also wrote songs for the romantic comedy “Mitten ins Herz – Ein Song fur Dich” (2007) with Hugh Grant, for the television series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and for the Sesame Street production “Elmo the Musical”.