It is with a very heavy heart that I have received confirmation that Wayne Static of Static X was found dead a few hours ago.

At 10:07 this evening an official announcement was posted to Wayne's official Twitter feed announcing his death.

At this time there are very few details. As information becomes available I will post an update.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Wayne's family and the rest of his friends.

RIP my friend, you will be missed!

Here's the official announcement from his twitter page:

Static-X Founder Wayne Static
Passed Away At Age 48

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 1, 2014 - Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.