Jade Lemons of the Atlanta band Injected has died

Jade Lemons of the Atlanta band Injected has died.

The singer-guitarist posted a pensive missive on his Facebook page Wednesday morning that spoke of personal growth, love and pure intentions. He died of an apparent drug overdose.

Butch Walker, who produced Injected’s 2002 major label debut, “Burn it Black,” left an RIP for the musician on his Facebook page.

On Friday morning, Walker told me that Lemons was a "shining light wherever he went."

"(He) made everyone feel good and important. The world will be a little darker without him," Walker said.

Injected formed in Atlanta in the mid-1990s and achieved a robust local following. Their song “Faithless” hit the Top 20 on the rock charts in 2001 and was used in the “More Fast and Furious” film. Some of the band’s album cuts also made appearances in “Spider-Man” and “The Scorpion King.”

In May 2009, the original Injected quartet played for the first time in seven years as Smith’s Olde Bar for the charity event, 500 Songs for Kids.

Here is Lemons’ last Facebook communication:

Live, love and give love.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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