'Accidental' OD Killed Slipknot Bassist

Coroner blames morphine for Paul Gray's death
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 3:40 AM CDT
'Accidental' OD Killed Slipknot Bassist
Brenna Gray speaks about the death of her husband, Slipknot bassist Paul Gray during a news conference, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa.    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

An "accidental" overdose of morphine and the painkiller fentanyl caused the death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray last month, according to autopsy results. The coroner says the 38-year-old also suffered from "significant heart disease," Reuters reports. Investigators found no evidence that Gray had prescriptions for either the morphine or the fentanyl. (Read more Slipknot stories.)

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