Johnny Solinger, former singer of Skid Row, dies aged 55

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Johnny Solinger, the former singer of rock band Skid Row, has died at the aged of 55, one month after reportedly telling his fans he had been diagnosed with liver failure.

The star passed away on Saturday with Skid Row’s official Instagram page posting a tribute to the rocker.

Johnny Solinger of Skid Row
Rockstar Johnny Solinger has died aged 55. Photo: Getty

"We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger," the post read.

"Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans. Godspeed Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us."

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


Skid Row is an American rock band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey.

Johnny joined the popular band in 1999 as a replacement for Sebastian Bach, before he left the group again in 2015 and was replaced by Tony Harnell.

Rock band Skid Row (L-R) Scott Hill, Johnny Solinger, Phil Varone, Rachel Bolan
Johnny joined the band in 1999. Photo: Getty
Rock band Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger at the Whisky a Go Go
Johnny Solinger was with the band until 2015. Photo: Getty Images

Bandmate Rachel Bolan wrote in a separate Instagram tribute: "RIP Singo. Get yourself a piece of pie with Scrappy."

Fans also took to social media to share tributes for the star.

One fan wrote on Instagram: "Rest In Piece Johnny! Hope you’re cookin’ up a storm in heaven.

"Heartbroken. Johnny was a good dude," another said.

Johnny was reportedly married to actress Paula Marcenaro, who posted a quote (from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler) as a tribute.

"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it," the post read.

"You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never ben the same. Nor should you be the same. nor would you want to."

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