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Slipknot's Paul Gray Found Dead

Posted by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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URBANDALE, Iowa -- Urbandale police said a man was found dead in a hotel room in Urbandale on Monday morning.

 

Police identified the man as Paul Dedrick Gray, 38. They said he was found at 10:50 a.m. at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott at 8800 Northpark Johnston Drive in Johnston on Monday. He performed bass and back up vocals for the band Slipknot since 1995.

 

Police said there was no evidence of foul play observed, but a complete investigation of the untimely death of Paul Gray will be completed by Urbandale police detectives.

 

The Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting in the death investigation and will perform an autopsy on Tuesday. Toxicology testing will be completed to determine if there were any contributing factors in the death of Gray, police said.

 

Witnesses reported that items from the hotel room were carried out of the hotel around 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Fans have been flooding Twitter with comments since the news was confirmed. View The Comments On Google.

 

Gray was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and later moved to Des Moines.

 

 

 

Wikipedia shows that Gray has been married for two years to GodsGirls' Brenna Paul and has a tattoo of her name on his knuckles. Paul and Brenna are expecting their first child in 2010.

 

Slipknot is a heavy metal band from Des Moines formed in 1995 that has gained a national reputation.

 

The band consists of Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson and Corey Taylor.

 

Look for more on this developing story on KCCI-TV and KCCI.com

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Ajanee12
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM

what?!?!?!?!?!

:(


southernjess3
by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:49 PM

:(

kiernansmom08
by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM

simple frown

dandylynes
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Aww :(  Slipknot is one of my favorites.  My daughters first concert was Slipknot.

elly25
by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM

 That is so sad.

dmarie2101
by Diamond Member on May. 24, 2010 at 5:52 PM

wow....

britney murpheys husband and paul gray...crazy.

D.Tetz
by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:52 PM

So sad

aydensmommy326
by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:54 PM

 WHAT?!?!?!? OMG IM SO SAD RIGHT NOW! :'(

KelliandScott
by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I wonder how he died. :(

elly25
by on May. 24, 2010 at 5:56 PM

 They think that he might have o.d. on something.

Des Moines, Iowa; May 24, 2010 -- A local hotel worker found the bassist dead this morning. Paul Gray, known as #2, or "The Pig" in the self-titled years, the lively bassist from Los Angeles who relocated with family to Des Moines and joined Slipknot and has played for the entire Slipknot career up to this point. Paul had a darker side to his life, dealing with drugs and alcohol abuse. It was announced on his MySpace page this year that he was expecting a child with his wife Brenna. Life looked on the up for Paul.

While currently under investigation, preliminary reports from a source at the scene indicate a drug overdose.

I first saw Slipknot at Dotfest 2 in 1997, shortly after they formed and right before they were signed. Clown came out and moshed with the crowd, and Pig had his pig mask on and was WICKED on the bass!

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