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.