Schlesinger died in a New York hospital, where he was taken more than a week ago. He was put on a ventilator for several days.
Early in his career, Schlesinger founded the rock band Fountains of Wayne. With her songs, he was nominated for a Grammy award and received it in 2003 in the category “Best new artist.”
Schlesinger was also awarded three Emmy awards for tracks on the TV series “Crazy ex.”
In 1997, he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for the soundtrack to the film That thing you do (directed by Tom Hanks).