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Joey Jordison of Slipknot Dead at 46

The band's founding drummer died in his sleep Monday

(Newser) - Slipknot's founding drummer died Monday at age 46. Joey Jordison's family says he died "peacefully in his sleep," but no further details were given. "Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow," their statement reads. Rolling Stone notes...

Girl Who Was Fetus When Dad Died Can Sue Doctor

Case centers around daughter of Slipknot bassist

(Newser) - The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor for the loss of her father's companionship, even though she was still a fetus when he died, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court acknowledged it's the first time it's had to decide...

Slipknot Guitarist's Brother Stabs Him in Head: Cops

Surprise: Alcohol was involved

(Newser) - Life has apparently imitated art for Slipknot, a heavy-metal band known for its scary costumes and violent imagery. Police say the guitarist, Mick Thomson, got into a drunken fight with his brother Andrew early yesterday at a home in Iowa. Both were allegedly armed with knives, and Andrew allegedly stabbed...

'Accidental' OD Killed Slipknot Bassist

Coroner blames morphine for Paul Gray's death

(Newser) - 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...

Slipknot Bassist Found Dead
 Slipknot Bassist 
 Found Dead 

Slipknot Bassist Found Dead

Paul Gray was 38; foul play not suspected

(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...

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