TravelGuides – Johnny Solinger, former Skid Row singer, dies at 55 after liver failure diagnosis

TravelGuides – Johnny Solinger, former Skid Row singer, dies at 55 after liver failure diagnosis

Johnny Solinger, seen right here performing at Pentaport Rock Festival in South Korea on Aug, 2, 2013, has died at 55.

Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger has died a month after revealing he was affected by liver failure. He was 55.

Solinger’s spouse, actress Paula Marcenaro Solinger, confirmed the musician’s loss of life. “He passed yesterday while I was holding his hand,” she informed USA TODAY on Sunday morning.

He went in peace,” Marcenaro wrote Saturday evening on Facebook, two hours after telling followers, “I have made the decision to transition to comfort care. It is time to let him go … I wish I could have done more. I wish I could have saved him. I’m so sorry, Johnny Solinger. I’m so sorry.”

Skid Row shared the news Saturday evening on social media, posting a photograph of Solinger along with his start and loss of life dates.

“We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans,” a press release on Skid Row’s verified Instagram account learn. “Godspeed Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us.”

The assertion was signed “much love” from present members Rachel Bolan, ZP Theart, Snake Sabo, Rob Hammersmith and Scotti Hill.

Solinger was the arduous rock band’s longest-operating vocalist (1999 to 2015), changing Sebastian Bach, who left the group in 1996. Solinger fronted the group when it opened for Kiss’ Farewell Tour in 2000 and launched into a solo profession after parting methods with the group. He sang on two of the group’s albums, 2003’s “Thickskin” and 2006’s “Revolutions Per Minute.”

Solinger shared his well being struggles with followers final month on Facebook.

“It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health,” he wrote on May 8. “I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it.

“I am currently under at least seven different medications and I need to have my abdomen drained off fluid that gets accumulated every couple of days,” he wrote. “I’ve misplaced quite a lot of energy and would require bodily remedy as nicely.”

Solinger requested followers to “send me all the healing vibes you can” and donations to assist along with his medical payments. A GoFundMe page organized by his buddy Brian Lawrence has raised $16,000 towards a $100,000 objective.

Bassist Tony Franklin (Whitesnake, Jimmy Page) remembered Solinger as “a sweet guy, a bundle of laughs, and some vocal pipes. Rest peacefully Johnny!”

He was a big, bold flash of life. He will be dearly missed,” bassist Todd Kerns (Slash, The Age of Electric) wrote. “Keep the mic warm for me when I get up there so we can rock together once more.”

Get yourself a piece of pie with Scrappy,” wrote Bolan, Skid Row’s bassist, on his own Instagram account.

Scrappy was Solinger’s late grandfather, World War II veteran Willard J. “Scrappy” Smith, who died in 2019 at age 103 in Russellville, Arkansas. Solinger’s firm, Scrappy Smith LLC, was named for him, and Solinger launched a solo EP of the same name in 2014.

This article initially appeared on USA TODAY: Skid Row’s Johnny Solinger dies: Band’s ex-singer had liver failure

TravelGuides – Johnny Solinger, former Skid Row singer, dies at 55 after liver failure diagnosis