Adam Schlesinger, frontman of US rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated composer for TV and cinema, has died as a result of complications from Covid-19. 

Variety magazine confirmed the news that the musician and father of two died on Wednesday morning. 

His lawyer had previously said that Mr. Schlesinger was "very sick and heavily sedated" in an upstate New York hospital for the past week.

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The prolific and hugely talented musican enjoyed hits including power pop gem Stacy’s Mom with Fountains of Wayne, and had been nominated for Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys, winning awards in the latter two. 

The Grammy-nominated and critically-acclaimed Fountains of Wayne released five albums between 1996 and 2011, perfecting a droll, harmony-drenched power pop in the vein of Badfinger and Big Star. 

Mr. Schlesinger also had huge success composing and producing music for television and movies such as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

He was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 for penning the theme song for the Tom Hanks-directed film That Thing You Do! and won a Grammy for best comedy album for his work on A Stephen Colbert Christmas.

More recently he collaborated with Sarah Silverman on his first full stage score in years for an off-Broadway musical, The Bedwetter, which had been scheduled to open this spring. 

Tom Hanks, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writer Aline Brosh McKenna, Stephen King, Elijah Wood, The Nanny star Fran Dresher and Neil Patrick Harris were among the many famous names paying tribute.