According to an announcement on the Fat Wreck Chords website, Tony Sly of No Use For A Name has passed away at the age of 41. No cause of death was released.
Fat Mike, Fat Wreck Chords owner and NOFX frontman, said, “One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.”
“It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly of No Use For A Name. We received a call earlier today of his passing, and are devastated. We have lost an incredible talent, friend, and father – one of the true greats,” continues the statement.
In 1989, Sly became the frontman and lead guitarist for the San Jose, California based No Use For A Name. He subsequently appeared on all nine NUFAN studio albums and along with two solo albums. At the time of his death Sly was co-headlining an acoustic tour with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape.
RIP Tony Sly. A huge inspiration for me, a huge reason why I do what I do. My bands covered No Use songs when we were 14. We'll miss you.—
AWOL Assassin (@KennyCarkeet) August 01, 2012
So sad to hear of Tony Sly's passing. One of the nicest guys ever. Our thoughts are with his family & friends. He'll be greatly missed. -N—
The Offspring (@offspring) August 01, 2012
A sad day for all. Our thoughts are with Tony Sly's family and the rest of the No Use For A Name family today.—
Less Than Jake (@LessThanJake) August 01, 2012
Crushed. RIP Tony Sly you were a great friend to us and so many others. Our hearts go out to his wife and daughters. vimeo.com/10691079—
Teenage Bottlerocket (@teenbottlerock) August 01, 2012
- Bradford Hornsby, Live105/San Francisco