Rock star, Johnny Solinger of Skid Row dies at 55 after battle with liver failure

Rock star, Johnny Solinger of Skid Row dies at 55 after battle with liver failure



Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger has died at the age of 55 a month after revealing he was suffering from liver failure.



The rock star had announced on his Facebook page in May that he was hospitalized after being diagnosed with liver failure.



"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 have lost a lot of strength and will require physical therapy as well."




Solinger’s wife, actress Paula Marcenaro Solinger, confirmed the musician’s death. “He passed yesterday while I was holding his hand,” she told USA TODAY on Sunday morning.


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