by / May 24th, 2010 /

Slipknot bassist dies of suspected drug overdose

It is being widely reported that the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has been found in a hotel in Iowa, although there has been no official confirmation from band sources. According to MTV, “The Des Moines Register reported that police were called to the TownePlace Suites hotel in Urbandale, Iowa, shortly before 11 a.m. after an employee discovered Gray’s body in a room. There was no evidence of foul play, police told the newspaper, but the investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. A toxicology test will also be done to determine if there were any contributing factors to his death.” Gray, a founder member of Slipknot, was 38 and soon to become a father.