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David Wayne Williams (February 29, 1972 – August 14, 2002) was an American vocalist best known as the lead singer for the metal band Drowning Pool.
He grew up in Princeton, Texas living with his parents Charles Edward and Jo-Ann Williams.
In 1999, he joined Drowning Pool, who had formed in 1996 and had previously performed as an instrumental three-piece. The band released their debut album with Williams, Sinner, in 2001. Williams soon gained recognition for his performances with the band; his nickname "Stage" came from Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who gave it to him because of his known stage personality.
However, on August 14, 2002, Williams was found dead in Drowning Pool's tour bus in Manassas, Virginia. An autopsy established that he had died from heart failure caused by cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), which went undiagnosed until his death.