As most of you already know, legendary frontman Wayne Static from Static-X and Pighammer passed away on the following day of . Sadly, a nasty rumor spread like wildfire that the cause of his death was from a drug overdose. Apparently that’s not true!
Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix did wrong when he included Static’s name in an Instagram post that warned people of the dangers of heavy drug use. His post added fuel to fire and simply caused more pain for Static’s family and widow Tera Wray.
Tera clearly unhappy with the rumor situation, released an official statement that Static did not die from an OD because he was not taking drugs, if anything he was a drinker.
Below, Tera gives her side of the story:
Tera Wray’s Full Statement
Today is my husband’s birthday and instead of celebrating his 49th year of life, we are grieving his short 48 years. It has come to my attention that many have questions and opinions about the cause of the death of my husband in which I now find is necessary to further respond.
Wayne was not taking drugs, if anything he was a drinker, and did not OD. The autopsy will be done by this weekend at the soonest, however for some of the test results it will take up to 6 months to get the actual death certificate finalized. I hope that the results I am given will have some insight, but they told me what I will receive this weekend will be deemed incomplete until all tests are back.
We can all have opinions as to why – We all know that both Wayne and I had abused narcotics with alcohol in the past, which I am sure took a toll on his body, heart and soul. We were packing to travel on tour and were to leave that night, but it was Halloween and we decided to leave in the morning with our animals. I wish we had traveled that night then maybe had he fallen ill we could have gotten to the hospital. I will never know.
I find it disrespectful to our families and myself for negative spins that are being posted. For Wayne’s music peers to take it upon themselves to make comment about us, when they are not part of our daily lives or know us outside of tour and music, just to grab a headline to get themselves at the top of the gossip page is disgusting. This is not about you or what you feel is your expert opinion on people you have no relationship with, so shame on you – Do not act like we liked your band either. Wayne was a good soul and he is gone – That is what we do know. Please show some respect to him and his memory – We thank all that have left kind and positive messages in support of this terrible time – I am sure Wayne misses you too …… Tera Wray Static.