Monday, June 28, 2021
Singer was only 55 years old
Ex-Skid Row frontman Solinger is dead
Johnny Solinger has been the front man of the hard rock band Skid Row on stage for a total of 16 years. Now the US musician has died at the age of 55. The singer recently announced that he was in poor health.
Former skid row singer Johnny Solinger died on Saturday at the age of 55. A month earlier, he had told his fans, according to Newsweek, that he had been diagnosed with liver failure.
On the official Instagram page, his former band colleagues mourn the rocker: “We are sad to hear the news from our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts go with his family, friends and fans.” The US musicians also wrote: “Good luck, Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us”, alluding to his late grandfather, Willard Jesse “Scrappy” Smith. Solinger dedicated his 2014 solo album “Scrappy Smith” to him.
The post was signed with “lots of love” by members Rachel Bolan, ZP Theart, Snake Sabo, Rob Hammersmith and Scotti Hill. Johnny Solinger was the former frontman of the band, which was founded in 1986, and performed from 1999 to 2015. Solinger can be heard on several skid row albums, including “Thickskin”, “Revolutions per Minute”, “United World Rebellion” and “Rise Of The Damnation Army “.
A donation page organized by an alleged friend of Solinger’s and on which more than 16,000 dollars, around 13,400 euros, were originally collected for Solinger’s medical bills, also confirms the death of the US musician.
Citing his wife, actress Paula Marcenaro, the page that is now collecting for “funeral expenses” says: “Update from Paula …. Johnny has died. I held his hand. He left in peace. Thank you All of you. I will take a break from everything, but please be sure that I am forever grateful for your love.