Wayne Swinny dead at 59: Saliva guitarist dies of a brain hemorrhage on tour hours after being rushed to intensive care
Rock band Saliva’s founding member and guitarist, Wayne Swinny, had died after suffering a brain hemorrhage while touring with the band.
The news comes just hours after the band revealed the 59-year-old was in intensive care following the medical emergency.
“Our dear brother Wayne Swinny was discovered in medical distress on Tuesday morning and paramedics were called,” the band’s official Facebook page said in a statement at the time.
Hours later, however, the band announced that Swanny had passed away.
“It is with great sadness that we report the death of our brother, Wayne Swinny,” the post read. “Wayne died of a spontaneous brain hemorrhage this afternoon while we were on tour.”
“I’m not even sure what to think or feel,” Saliva singer Bobby Amaru said in a statement.
“My heart aches for Wayne’s family, his friends and everyone who has had the joy of being around him. My heart aches for his daughter Nikki. He loved this girl so much.
“On stage he was a guitar hero with all the rock ‘n’ roll swat that most guitar players dream of. Away from the stage he was a proud father, an expert on Ancient Aliens and an incredible human with zero enemies! to make sure you had a good time.”
Amaru, who joined the band in 2011, added that he’s grateful to have spent almost 12 years of his life with Wayne on and off stage.
“He was the older brother I never had. I learned so much from him and we had so much fun together! I will cherish all of this for the rest of my life!”
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