It’s been over five months since the sudden death of Wayne Static. The late Static-X frontman’s press team and widow Tera Wray has since spoken out saying the death was not drug related. However, a copy of the official coroner’s report reveals that Static died after mixing a cocktail of Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol.
Blabbermouth got their hands on the report, which lists the official cause of death 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.” The report states the following:
“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.
… [Wayne’s] wife said he took oxycodone, Xanax (alprzolam) and alcohol to relive 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.”
While this may seem contradictory to Wray and his press team’s previous statements, it’s important to reiterate that Static’s death was declared “natural”. Regardless, it’s still unfortunate to hear this turn of events.