Wayne Static Cause of Death Confirmed

Wayne Static

Months after the death of former Static-X frontman Wayne Static (Wayne Richard Wells), the official cause of death has been revealed.

According to a recently released coroner’s report, obtained by Blabbermouth, the cause of death was due to a mix of prescription drugs and alcohol and has been listed as “mixed prescription drug (oxycodone, hydromorphone, alprazolam) with alcohol toxicity, hours, due to chronic prescription drug and alcohol abuse, years.”

Initially, Wells’ publicist and widow, Tera Wray, had claimed his death was not caused by drugs, but tests have shown otherwise.

The report states Wells had taken Oxycoden which was prescribed to his wife as well as an unknown amount of alcohol before going to bed at 7:00 a.m. on the day of his death. The hourly timeline from the coroner confirms the timeline Wells’ widow had given officials.

“On November 1, at approximately 0700 hours, [Wayne] and his wife went to bed. His wife stated that just prior to going to bed, he crushed one-half of a 30 mg oxycodone pill and consumed it. The oxycodone had been prescribed to his wife. He also drank an unknown amount of alcohol. His wife awoke at around 1530 hours. She found the decedent dead in the bed and called 911 at 1547 hours. Paramedics arrived and confirmed death at 1600 hours, noting rigor mortis and lividity. There was no evidence of foul play or any indication a struggle had taken place.”

According to Wells’ mother, he was a self-admitted alcoholic and had been battling the bottle for the past two years. Both his mother and widow had said he was not suicidal at the time of his death.

Wells’ passed away on Nov. 1, just three days shy of his 49 birthday on Nov. 4.

Tyson Stevens’ Cause of Death Reportedly Revealed


Scary Kids Scaring Kids fans were hit with horrible news early this week when it was confirmed that former frontman Tyson Stevens had passed away.

What began as a rumor on Twitter with people sharing their condolences on social media was quickly confirmed by Stevens’ new band, Coma Prevails.

Coma Prevail posted on Facebook that they would reveal what led to Stevens’ death, but out of respect for the family, they would do so at a later time.

Unlike the band and several media outlets, TMZ have already gotten the cause of death or at least what is believed to be the cause of death.

According to the gossip site, Stevens’ mother and girlfriend, who found him on Monday in his Tuscan home, told cops that his death was caused by a drug overdose, possible heroin though he had recently been clean.

Read the full statement from TMZ below:

Scary Kids Scaring Kids singer Tyson Stevens died from a drug overdose, possibly heroin … that’s what his mom and girlfriend told cops. 

Stevens died Monday and the official cause of death is unknown. But law enforcement sources tell TMZ … there’s smoke. The girlfriend and mom say Stevens had struggled with heroin addiction for a long time, although he was recently clean.

Our sources say Stevens’ body had “old track marks” that had scabbed on his inner right ankle. We’re told there was no heroin in the house where he died, but cops did find weed and pipes.

The toxicology report should reveal precise cause of death. It’s due in a few weeks.”

Even though TMZ is usually right on when it comes to these kinds of things, all we could truly do, is wait for the toxicology report to be released which like the report says, can take up to a few weeks.

Ultra Music Festival to Become 18-and-Over


Thinking of hoping on a plane and heading to Miami for Ultra Music Festival next March? Well, you can, as long as you’re over the age of 18.

According to EDM.com, the Miami-based festival that has reached its 16th year of existence, has announced that they will now be strictly an 18-and-over festival as of 2015 after all the controversy and bad publicity that appeared during this year’s run.

News of this new implementation came during this weekend’s Electric Zoo Music Festival in New York City where flyers were handed out, breaking the news to the now underage attendees.

Aside from the new age requirements, the festival has taken a stand against the drug use that we all know occurs at these kinds of festivals. Ultra has officially taken to Twitter and the web to confirm the new policies.

“The safety and security of our attendees, artists/performers, and personnel are our utmost priority and concern. Event organizers maintain a zero tolerance policy respecting the possession, sale, contribution, or use of any illegal or illicit drugs of substances and any such possession, sale, contribution, or use is strictly prohibited.”

The new rules and regulations come on the heels of many negative stories from 2014’s weekend.

On the first day of the show, a security guard was almost trampled to death after a mob of people broke through the barricades that had been set up on the perimeter of the location.

Then, a 21-year-old man was pronounced dead after he fell ill. His friends reportedly took him to their car to “sleep off” the affects of the drugs he had taken, but when they returned they noticed he had died. After much investigations and back and forth, it was ruled an overdose.

At the end of the weekend, 76 festival-goers were arrested, 28 of which were for felonies and 118 were treated by paramedics.

The news got so bad, that at one point the City of Miami had decided that it would be in the citizens’ best interest if the festival found a new home. After a few weeks of debate, it was ruled that the festival would be able to return to their home of Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami.


Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly Died of Drug Overdose


A Georgia medical examiner has recently ruled that the cause of death for Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly from Kriss Kross was in fact a drug overdose.

Since the rapper’s death, rumors were running rapid that Kelly had in fact died due to a drug overdose. Even though this was the most likely scenario, fans of the duo and others, we’re reluctant to admit that he would do that in the midst of a comeback.

Turns out, it was all true.

According to Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta, Kelly had died due to a toxic combination of drugs when he was pronounced dead on May 1. At the time, paramedics had found him in his Atlanta home, unresponsive and eventually pronounced dead.

Even though Honey has yet to reveal what might have been the drugs used in the late-rapper’s death, his mother had revealed that the night before his death, he had used heroin and cocaine and had a very bad drug history.

A memorial ceremony had been held for the fallen rapper back in early May where his uncle, Lemar Williams revealed that Kelly had always wanted to be a performer from and early age; he loved music and would often mimic Michael Jackson’s dance moves. Williams also revealed that the rapper loved his hometown of Atlanta and never wanted to leave the city.

The sudden death came as a surprise to many because just a few moths before, Kriss Kross had reunited to perform at the anniversary of Jermaine Dupri’s record label So So Def and that an official comeback was in the future for them.

Eminem Revealas Addiction to Pills


With names like Relapse and Recovery for albums titles, it was only evident that rapper, Eminem was suffering from some kind of addiction, but for what was the question.

In a documentary that will be released later this month titled, How To Make Money Selling Drugs, the rapper opens up and gets candid about his addiction to Vicodin. In it, he also reveals about the night he almost died and still did not stop doing drugs; he just continued on his Vicodin rampage.

“Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died,” he said. “My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything.”

But even though, that could have been the rock-bottom moment for him, the rapper still continued to do drugs. “My bottom was going to be death, and within a month I had relapsed and shot right back up to the same amount of drugs I was taking” he explains about his relapse.

He also reveals that he had come up with several ways to justify his drug addiction by saying that he was not “out there shooting heroin” nor was he “putting coke up my nose.” “You’re struggling with the argument of ‘Do you have a problem, or do you not have a problem? Can you control or can you not? And I literally thought I could control it” he admits about the deciding factor in his addiction.

He explains that he fell into his addiction because he was just taking whatever people were giving to him which led him down that dangerous path.

“They look like a pill, and they’re shaped like something you would take, so you take. Xanax, Valium …all in the same family. F*** it, take it,” he explains.

Eventually, Slim Shady did hit rock-bottom and went into rehab to take care of his addiction. “Coming off of everything, I literally was up for three weeks straight,” he says. “I had to regain motor skills. I to regain talking skills.”

And if there’s anything that he will tell those that have suffered a similar fates him he says the following, “So I would say to anybody that it does get better. You know, it just does.”

How To Make Money Selling Drugs is set to be released in theaters, today. 

Cory Monteith Voluntarily Checks into Rehab


In what could be the most “out of nowhere” news to come out of the weekend, Glee star, Cory Monteith, has entered a rehab facility.

According to a press release given by his publicist to People Magazine, he has “voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

Lea Michele, Monteith’s girlfriend and fellow cast mate went on to release a statement after the news hit. “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision,” she told People Magazine as well.

Following the line of statements about the actor’s voluntarily check-in was the show that made him a household name. “Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return,” the show released in a statement.

This is not Monteith’s first time dealing with drug issues and going into rehab. In an interview in 2011, the star admitted that he had serious drug problem before which led to an intervention with friends and family and rehab at age 19.