Johnny Solinger, Former Skid Row Singer, Has Died at the Age of 55.
Johnny Solinger, a former Skid Row member, reportedly died of liver disease at the age of 55, according to a Facebook post by his wife and ex-bandmates.
According to sources, Solinger died on Saturday, almost a month after informing fans that he had been diagnosed with liver disease.
Skid Row’s official Instagram account also paid tribute to Solinger. “We are heartbroken to learn of our brother Johnny Solinger’s passing. We send our condolences to his family, friends, and fans. All the best, Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us,” Solinger says, referring to his late grandfather, Willard Jesse “Scrappy” Smith, whose solo album “Scrappy Smith” is named.
Members Rachel Bolan, ZP Theart, Snake Sabo, Rob Hammersmith, and Scotti Hill all signed the Instagram post “much love.”
Solinger joined the band in 1999 as a substitute for Sebastian Bach, the band’s original lead singer. In 2015, he resigned and was succeeded by Tony Harnell.
Solinger’s vocals appear on a number of Skid Row releases, including Thickskin, Revolutions per Minute, United World Rebellion, and Rise Of The Damnation Army.
According to reports, a GoFundMe page set up by a friend of Solinger has generated more than $16,000 for the singer’s medical expenses.