Wayne Static died in his sleep and now his wife has spoken up about what happened.

The death of Wayne Static was originally reported as an overdose.  He and his wife Tera Wray had a history of drug use but Tera released a statement saying those days were over.

"Today is my husband's birthday and instead of celebrating his 49th year of life, we are grieving his short 48 years.

"It has come to my attention that many have questions and opinions about the cause of the death of my husband in which I now find is necessary to further respond.

"Wayne was not taking drugs. If anything, he was a drinker, and did not OD.

She added:

"We all know that both Wayne and I had abused narcotics with alcohol in the past, which I am sure took a toll on his body, heart and soul.

Wayne was due to hit the road with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool.

Original Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams was found dead on his tour bus in 2002 and former Drowning Pool vocalist Ryan McCombs suffered a stroke this weekend.