Sad news for metal fans today: Wayne Static, the former frontman of the band Static-X, died late at night on Saturday, November 1. There aren't too many details about his death available yet, including the cause, although a sparse statement on the band's Facebook page did confirm the news.

Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.

According to The Wrap, Static's team at Fixt Publicity also released a statement, but it didn't offer any more information about his death. Meanwhile, thousands of fans flocked to the band's Facebook announcement to ask questions, pay their respects, and memorialize Static by posting videos and playlists of his music.

In his music career that spanned more than 20 years, Static not only founded Static-X in 1994 — who released six albums under Warner Bros. Records, including their platinum debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip — but also released a solo project called Pighammer in 2011.