According to a post from Fat Wreck Chords, No Use For A Name frontman Tony Sly has passed. Read a statement from the company and NOFX's Mike "Fat Mike" Burkett below.
"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.”
No other information has been released at this point.
ROCKERS RESPOND TO TONY SLY'S DEATH:
Bye my friend— Mike Burkett (@FatMike_of_NOFX) August 1, 2012
losing my mind over the news of Tony Sly's passing. I still refuse to believe it. he is the reason The Swellers exist. gimme a minute.— Nick Diener (@nickdiener) August 1, 2012
never have I been so crushed at the news of a musicians death. I never got to tell him what his music meant to me. RIP Tony. im in bad shape— Nick Diener (@nickdiener) August 1, 2012
I learned how to play punk rock by listening to Leche Con Carne. RIP Tony Sly. You will be missed.— William Control (@williamcontrol) August 1, 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 1, 2012
Can't believe Tony Sly of No Use passed away. Their records influenced this band so much. RIP Tony.— A Loss For Words (@ALoss4Words) August 1, 2012
Sad news to hear of the death of Tony Sly today. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.— Chuck Ragan (@ChuckRagan) August 1, 2012
RIP Tony Sly tmblr.co/ZQhPRyQYO8sC— Riley Breckenridge (@rileybreck) August 1, 2012
Tony sly, you were a great inspiration to me. You will never be forgotten. Travel well my brother. I'll see you on the other side.— Aaron Abeyta (@ElHefeNOFX) August 1, 2012
Hello All,A great man has died today. Tony Sly of the band No Use For A Name. He was a hero in my adolescence.... fb.me/YkaJMoVu— Aiden (@Aidenofficial) August 1, 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 1, 2012
So bummed at the passing of a great legend in the punk rock scene. I grew up on No Use For A Name and Tony Sly's music. He will be missed...— Matt Fazzi (@mattfazzi) August 1, 2012
RIP Tony Sly. No Use For A Name was a huge inspiration growing up and he will be missed dearly— Mike (@ptvmike) August 1, 2012
Shocked and saddened to hear about Tony Sly. Only met him a couple times but NUFAN was the only band I came to see— Shaun Cooper (@ShaunWCooper) August 1, 2012
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So sad to hear about this. RIP Tony Sly, you'll be greatly missed.— The Menzingers (@themenzingers) August 1, 2012
Sad day today as lead singer/guitarist for legendary punk band No Use For A Name has passed away.Brent and JB... fb.me/1ambR2aQf— August Burns Red (@abrband) August 1, 2012