The lead guitarist and vocalist for revered punk band No Use For A Name, Tony Sly has died at the age of 41. His official cause of death is yet to be released.
NOFX frontman and owner of No Use For A Name’s longtime record label Fat Wreck Chords, Fat Mike broke the news of Sly’s untimely passing in a statement posted on FatWreckChords.com earlier today.
The statement read: “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.
“Fat Mike had this to say: ‘One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.’”
Sly joined No Use for a Name in 1989 and stayed with the band up until his time of death. The band, which formerly included Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett, has released nine LPs, with the latest being 2008s ‘The Feel Good Record of the Year.’ Sly also recorded several acoustic solo albums.