08/01/2012 08:28 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2012

Tony Sly Dead: 'No Use For A Name' Singer Dies At 41 (VIDEOS)

Tony Sly, the singer and guitarist for San Jose pop-punk band No Use for a Name, died Tuesday.

"One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon," wrote label head and NOFX frontman Fat Mike. "Tony, you will be greatly missed."


Sly founded No Use for a Name is Sunnyvale in 1987, and their last album was released in 2008.

In recent years he had pursued a solo career, releasing a joint album with Lagwagon's Joey Cape in 2011 along with a solo album, Sad Bear.

"We have lost an incredible talent, friend, and father - one of the true greats," the Sly's label told SF Weekly.

The cause of Sly's death remains unclear. He was 41 years old.

Scroll through the slideshow below to watch some of No Use for a Name's biggest hits:


CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post mistakenly stated Sly died on Wednesday, August 1.