Saliva co-founder and guitarist Wayne Swinny passed away on 22nd March, 2023. He was 59 years old. Swinny had been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), due to a spontaneous brain hemorrhage, but he didn’t finally make it.
Saliva singer, Bobby Amaru, stated: “I’m not even sure what to think or how to feel right now. My heart aches for Wayne’s family, his friends, and anyone who had the joy of being around him. My heart aches for his daughter Nikki. He loved that little girl so much. He was a guitar hero onstage with all the rock ‘n’ roll swag that most guitar players dream of. Offstage he was a proud father, an Ancient Aliens expert, and an incredible human who had zero enemies! He would go out of his way to make sure you had a good time. I’m grateful that I got to share almost 12 years of my life with Wayne on the stage and most importantly off the stage. He was the older brother I never had. I learned so much from him and we had a fucking blast together! I will cherish it all for the rest of my life! God Bless you, Wayne. I know we’ll meet again!!”.
Our thoughts and prayers go to to Wayne Swinny’ s family and friends. God bless him. R.I.P.