WAYNE STATIC: Drugs And Alcohol Involved


The official report on WAYNE STATIC’s death reads “mixed prescription drug (oxycodone, hydromorphone, alprazolam) with alcohol toxicity, hours, due to chronic prescription drug and alcohol abuse, years.”

March 14, 2015

It is no longer a mystery why the ex-frontman of Static-X passed away recently. The official coroner’s report on Static’s death has been released, reversing initial claims from Static’s publicist and Tera Wray, his wife, that drugs were not involved. Blabbermouth has posted the final report, which states that Wayne’s death was a result of overindulgence in both prescription drugs and alcohol. Wayne’s death is described as “natural.” Here is what the coroner’s report says:

Rock on the Range 2009 Day 1 - May 16, 2009“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.”

The report continues: “[Wayne’s] wife said he took oxycodone, Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol to relieve panic attacks. He took Xanax on a daily basis and was compliant with the prescribed dosage. His wife stated he would occasionally have his own prescription for oxycodone, but he would usually take hers. The decedent also had a history of gynecomastia… His wife stated both she and the decedent had a history of cocaine and ecstasy abuse, but they stopped using illicit drugs in 2009.

“The decedent’s mother stated he was a self-admitted alcoholic. She believed his drinking had been a problem for about two years. Both his wife and his mother stated that he was not suicidal.”

wayne_static_coroner_reportEalier, both Static’s widow, Tera Wray, and his publicist tried to dismiss rumors that the musician’s death was drug-related. Tera Wray claimed in November: “Wayne was not taking drugs. If anything, he was a drinker, and did not OD.” She added: “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.” There was also a lot of booing on Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix back in November, when he suggested that Wayne Static’s passing was caused by a drug overdose. The singer then apologized for having blamed Wayne without an official proof of an overdose that had taken place.

Read the circumstances of the Static-X frontman’s death here and check out our article about Wayne Static’s cremation. Share the post with your friends and tell us what you think on Alterock Facebook page and Twitter!