Not surprisingly, drugs — legal ones, not the kind you get from nefarious strangers on the street — contributed to the death of Static-X frontman Wayne Static.
Autopsy and blood analysis results show Wayne died from a cocktail of Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol, Blabbermouth has learned.
The site got its hands on the medical reports.
“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 adds that “[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.”
The official cause of death is listed on the coroner’s report as “mixed prescription drug (oxycodone, hydromorphone, alprazolam) with alcohol toxicity, hours, due to chronic prescription drug and alcohol abuse, years.” The “manner of death” is given as “natural.”
Statements from both Static’s widow, former porn star Tera Wray, and a publicist back in November claimed Wayne’s death was not caused by a drug overdose.
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