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Johnny Solinger dead – Skid Row singer dies aged 55 after suffering liver failure as bandmates pay tribute

Today, the musician's bandmates confirmed the tragic news

Johnny Solinger, of SKID Row, died at the age of 55 after informing fans that he was suffering from liver disease.

Today, the musician’s bandmates confirmed the tragic news.

They wrote on Facebook: “We are devastated to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger, 

“Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and admirers.

“All the best, Singo.” For us, say welcome to Scrappy.”

“Much love, Rachel Bolan, ZP Theart, Snake Sabo, Rob Hammersmith, Scotti Hill,” it concluded.

In May, Solinger alerted fans about his health problems.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health,” he wrote on social media.

“I’ve been in the hospital for nearly a month.

“I’ve been told I have liver failure. And the prognosis isn’t promising.

“As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it.”

He said he was on “at least seven different medications” and needed to have fluid drained from his abdomen once every two days.

He said: “I have lost a lot of strength and will require physical therapy as well.”

And he said he’d been forced to look into fundraising to pay for his medical bills and palliative care.

“I would not be asking you all this if I didn’t really need the help, but sadly this is where I’m at,” he said.

“I appreciate and want you all to keep me in your thoughts and send me all the healing vibes you can, but I get exhausted easily so I will ask you to please not call or text unless absolutely necessary.

“But please, if you can help in this difficult time, I will wholeheartedly appreciate it.

“Love you all.”