In a new development on the death of Static-X frontman Wayne Static, a publicist for the musician claims via a statement that drugs played no part in Static's passing.

Static's death was first announced on Nov. 1 by FIXT Publicity, with no information on a potential cause of death added to the press release. That same day, Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix labeled Static's death as a drug overdose. "Too many musicians are dying from overdoses," Shaddix wrote via Twitter and Instagram. "I'm serious addiction is real and takes fools out." Shaddix has since deleted the longer post on Instagram, and has apologized via his Facebook page, saying he had mentioned drugs only because he had heard from other people that Static's death was drug-related: "Wayne, I always had respect for you and didn't mean to disrespect you and your family like I did. It wasn't my intentions."

A press release issued Sunday (Nov. 2) from VQPR, which has repped Wayne Static in the past, stated that drugs did not play a part in the musician's death:

Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.

The couple [Wayne Static and Tera Wray] was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.

The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer - was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.

More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O.D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages.

Stay tuned for further updates on Wayne Static's death as news continues to break.

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