Slipknot Bassist Found Dead

Paul Gray was 38; foul play not suspected
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2010 5:55 PM CDT
In this Feb. 13, 2005, file photo, Paul Gray from the group Slipknot arrives for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
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(Newser) – The bassist for the heavy metal band Slipknot was found dead today in a hotel in Urbandale, Iowa, police say. Paul Gray was 38. Police do not suspect foul play in his death, but they are investigating, and an autopsy is set for tomorrow, reports the Des Moines Register. Gray was a founding member of Slipknot, which won a Grammy in 2006 for best metal performance.

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