Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has been found dead in a hotel room in America, aged 38. The founding member of the group was discovered by an employee of the Town Plaza hotel in Urbandale, Des Moines, Iowa – where Slipknot hail from.
Police have said that foul play in Gray’s death is not suspected but that a full autopsy and investigation is being planned. It is believed that this will take place today, May 25.
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed paid tribute to Gray, as did Korn, in the video below:
“Paul was a stand-up guy and a great musician. He and Slipknot changed the face of rock music as we know it. Just about every metal band member from 1999 onward owes him a salute. My condolences to his band, family and fans. We’ll miss you dearly, Paul. We are eternally grateful to you.”