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Johnny Solinger, of Skid Row fame, dead at 55

Johnny Solinger of Skid Row -- seen here in 2008 -- has died at the age of 55. File Photo by Roger Williams/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e0684a4edd34feb684deb824e8929f60/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Johnny Solinger of Skid Row -- seen here in 2008 -- has died at the age of 55. File Photo by Roger Williams/UPI | License Photo

June 27 (UPI) -- Johnny Solinger, former lead singer of the rock band Skid Row, has died at the age of 55.

"We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans. Godspeed Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us. Much love, Rachel Bolan ZP Theart Snake Sabo Rob Hammersmith Scotti Hill," the band's Instagram account said Saturday.

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The post included a black and white photo of Solinger with the dates 8/7/65-6/26/21.

TMZ reported Solinger died about a month after he disclosed he was being treated for liver failure.

Solinger replaced Sebastian Bach as Skid Row front man in 1999 and sang with the group until 2015 when Tony Harnell replaced him.

The band, which was born in 1986 in New Jersey, is known for its songs "18 and Life," "Youth Gone Wild" and "I Remember You."

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