Today we hear the sad news that the founder and frontman of Static X ‘Wayne Static’ has die age 48.

The representatives of the musician confirmed the news, but gave no details as to the cause of death.

Wayne Richard Wells was know for gravity-defying hairstyle as much as his music. Static had been scheduled to tour with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool in the near future. Wayne formed, Static-X, in 1994 after disbanding his previous group, Deep Blue Dream. Static-X’s debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip, went Platinum in 1999.