Tom Hanks remembers ‘That Thing You Do!’ songwriter Adam Schlesinger: ‘He was a One-der’
Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY Published 10:11 p.m. ET April 1, 2020 | Updated 11:10 p.m. ET April 1, 2020CLOSEFans and friends are playing plenty of brilliant pop songs and posting tributes today in honor of Adam Schlesinger. The songwriter died Wednesday due to coronavirus complications.A Grammy and Emmy winner, Schlesinger was known for the music he made with band Fountains of Wayne, for the show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and for movies such as “Music and Lyrics,” “That Thing You Do!” and “Josie and the Pussycats.”Celebrities are among those paying their respects to the musician on social media, with messages about working with Schlesinger, admiring his talent and appreciating his humor.Tom Hanks, the “That Thing You Do!” producer who himself is recovering from COVID-19, tweeted about the “terribly sad” news of Schlesinger’s death.There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do! He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19. Terribly sad today. Hanx— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) April 2, 2020″There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do!” Hanks wrote. “He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19.”“That Thing You Do!” actor Ethan Embry remembered the time filmmakers were choosing the theme song for the movie.