Who is Johnny Solinger's wife? Former Skid Row singer, 55, dead after liver failure
Johnny is survived by his wife Paula Marcenaro Solinger - an actor, director and producer
Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger died on Saturday, June 26, after being diagnosed with liver failure in May. Johnny was 55 years old. To mourn his death, Skid Row took to their official Instagram page and wrote, “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, and Scotti Hill.”
Bolan also paid tribute to Johnny on his Instagram account by writing, “RIP Singo. Get yourself a piece of pie with Scrappy.” Along with his former bandmates, several of his fans also expressed their grief on social media, with many wondering about those who have survived him.
Who is Johnny Solinger's wife?
Johnny’s wife is an actress named Paula Marcenaro Solinger. The pair reportedly exchanged vows in 2011 after meeting in 2009, and were together until Johnny’s death. According to IMDb, Paula is also a director and producer who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She reportedly joined her school’s drama club at the age of six. In her home country, she has acted in a number of feature films and short films, done voice over, and hosted shows. However, her prominent works include stage performances. Along with that, she has also worked as a model. After tying the knot with Johnny, she moved to Texas.
She was recently seen in 2021 Amazon Prime film ‘The Pizza Joint’. She has also worked on the 2020 comedy-horror film ‘Survivor Girls’, which was directed by Daniel L Bamberg. After her husband’s death, Paula took to her Instagram Story, where she shared a quote, attributed to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, that read: “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never ben the same. Nor should you be the same. nor would you want to.”
What had happened to Johnny Solinger?
On May 8, Johnny -- who was the lead vocalist of Skid Row from 1999 to 2015 -- had shared about his health on Facebook. He had written, “It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health. I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it. I am currently under at least seven different medications and I need to have my abdomen drained off fluid that gets accumulated every couple of days. I have lost a lot of strength and will require physical therapy as well.”
He also mentioned a fundraiser to get some financial help in his treatment. He added, “I am kindly asking those of you who could help put this together to step forward. I would not be asking you all this if I didn’t really need the help, but sadly this is where I’m at. I appreciate and want you all to keep me in your thoughts and send me all the healing vibes you can, but I get exhausted easily so I will ask you to please not call or text unless absolutely necessary. But please, if you can help in this difficult time, I will wholeheartedly appreciate it. Love you all. I will post a link where you can donate very soon but I wanted to update you on my condition.”
Brian Lawrence organized that fundraiser with a goal of $100,000. However, when the singer died, the update on the page read, “Hi, my name is Brian. I am hoping to raise funds for Johnny Solinger, former singer for the band Skid Row. Johnny has just lost his battle with liver failure. We are hoping to raise funds for his funeral costs. I want to personally thank all of you who donated during his treatment. Y'all are a blessing and he was so moved by the outpouring of love. Thank you and God bless.”
‘Rest peacefully Johnny!’
Twitter was full of tributes for the late singer. One user tweeted, “So sad to hear of the passing of former Skid Row vocalist Johnny Solinger. A sweet guy, a bundle of laughs, and some vocal pipes. Rest peacefully Johnny!#johnnysolinger #rip.” Another tribute stated, “So sorry to hear about the passing of Johnny Solinger. Many prayers and thoughts to Johnnys family, friends and fans worldwide. God Bless you Johnny and May God hold you in His hands for all eternity.” “Rest in peace Johnny Solinger, the singer that held the 16 year tenure as the 'new guy' who replaced Sebastian Bach in Skid Row. He held his head up high and owned the position until he departed, condolences to his fans, friends and family…” a user added.
So sad to hear of the passing of former Skid Row vocalist Johnny Solinger. A sweet guy, a bundle of laughs, and some vocal pipes. Rest peacefully Johnny! 🙏🏻😥💙 #johnnysolinger #rip pic.twitter.com/UpgryCok9i— Tony Franklin (@FretlessMonster) June 27, 2021
So sorry to hear about the passing of Johnny Solinger. Many prayers and thoughts to Johnnys family, friends and fans worldwide🙏 God Bless you Johnny and May God hold you in His hands for all eternity🙏🙏 https://t.co/DWkMlD7Ukm— MichaelSweet Stryper (@michaelhsweet) June 27, 2021
Rest in peace Johnny Solinger, the singer that held the 16 year tenure as the 'new guy' who replaced Sebastian Bach in Skid Row. He held his head up high and owned the position until he departed, condolences to his fans, friends and family...— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) June 27, 2021