Jon Wysocki, former drummer of Staind and SOiL, has passed away

Author Benedetta Baldin - 20.5.2024

Jon Wysocki, the original drummer for the multi-platinum alternative metal band Staind, and later a member of SOiL and Lydia’s Castle, has died at the age of 53. Tonya LeeAnne, his bandmate from Lydia’s Castle, shared an update regarding his health. She explained that Wysocki had been in the ICU due to liver complications. Her update read as follows:

Jon is currently in the ICU. He has been having issues with his liver that requires him to be under the attention of medical professionals to ensure that he is treated properly. While he has been struggling, there are signs that he is recovering slowly. Out of respect for Jon, Shannon, and his family, we ask that you do not bombard anyone close to this situation with tons of questions or attempt to come visit him while he is in the ICU to ensure that his family has the time they need and deserve to be with him and to prevent the waiting room from being flooded with friends that, understandably, want to see him. If/when it comes to a point where it is appropriate for him to have more visitors, then we will certainly let everyone know. But at this time, we ask that everyone respects the privacy of Jon and to give him time to get through this.

Several hours later comes the terrible news.

On 5/18/2024 at 8:02pm, @jonwysocki4 passed away surrounded by family and friends that loved him dearly. An official statement will be developed shortly. Lydia’s Castle

Today we lost one of the greats. Jon Wysocki was not only a great friend, a great drummer, but a great human being. It was an honor to have him in SOiL for the time we did. We had so many laughs, so many good times. You will be missed dearly. Until we meet again dear friend….. Tim, Adam, Ryan. SOiL

We first met Jon through mutual friends in 1994. We came together with Mike, Aaron, and Johnny April in 1995 and founded Staind. The 17 years that followed were some of the best memories of our times together. From practice in Ludlow, Mass to touring around the world, Jon was integral to who we were as a band. Our hearts go out to Jon’s family, and fans around the world who loved him. Staind

I’m so sad. I lost my friend. A friend I loved like a brother… fought with like a brother… cared for like a brother… worried about like a brother… cried over like a brother… because he was my brother in arms. My journey would’ve been different without him. The battles we fought together. The battles we fought against each other. The battles we fought side by side alone with our own demons. The battles we won and the battles we lost. He was my friend. He was our brother. My heart is broken. My world has changed. I’ll see you on the other side my friend. My brother. Godspeed. My heart, my love, and my condolences go out to his family and loved ones. I’m so fucking sad. He will be missed. Aaron Lewis