Who was Wayne Swinny? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, Guitarist of Saliva, Died
Wayne Swinny Wikipedia – Wayne Swinny Biography
Wayne Swinny, guitarist and founding member of the hard rock band Saliva, has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Swinny’s bandmates confirmed his death in a Facebook post Wednesday.
“It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our brother Wayne Swinny,” the band wrote. “Wayne passed away this afternoon from a spontaneous brain haemorrhage while we were on tour. … Wayne will be missed by all those who knew him.”
He was 59 years old.
The Guitarist of Saliva Died
Wayne Swinny, founding member and guitarist of the band Saliva, is dead after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
A rep for the band tells us, “It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Wayne Swinny, the guitarist of Saliva. Wayne passed away this afternoon from a spontaneous brain haemorrhage while on tour.”
The tragic news comes only hours after the band revealed Wayne was in the ICU after having a medical emergency.
Saliva’s lead singer, Bobby Amaru, says, “I’m not even sure what to think or how to feel right now. My heart aches for Wayne’s family, friends, and anyone who enjoyed being around him. My heart aches for his daughter Nikki. He loved that little girl so much … He would go out of his way to ensure you had a good time. I’m grateful that I got to share almost 12 years of my life with Wayne on the stage and, most importantly, off the stage.”
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Amaru continues, “He was the older brother I never had. I learned so much from him, and we had a f***ing blast together! I will cherish it all for the rest of my life! God Bless you, Wayne. I know we’ll meet again!!”
As we reported … Wayne had been battling for his life in the ICU. He was rushed to a hospital Tuesday and diagnosed with spontaneous bleeding in his brain.
Wayne was one of Saliva’s founding members, helping to start the band in 1996.
The wife of Saliva’s former lead singer, Josey Scott, also posted about Wayne’s death, saying the band is in “complete shock and heartbreak.”
She says Josey referred to Wayne as his “musical soulmate” and remembers him for having a great sense of humour.