Paul Gray, Slipknot Bassist, Dead at 38

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Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has died. He was only 38. His death follows fellow metal pioneers Ronnie James Dio and Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele.

Gray was found dead Monday in a suburban Iowa hotel room. The cause of death has not been reported, but the loss already sent fans and artists reeling.

Slipknot's most recent studio album, All Hope Is Gone, was released in 2008. The album was mixed by legendary English metal producer Colin Richardson.

Richardson's rep said this in a statement: "[Colin] is a true fan to the core and sends his love and condolences to everyone in Slipknot and their camp."

"I'm so crushed to hear about the passing of Paul Gray," Shadows Fall singer Brian Fair told MTV News. "I had the pleasure of first getting to know him on a press trip to New York City before our tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God in 2005."

R.I.P. Paul Gray (1972-2010).

"I had the pleasure of sharing stages with him around the world. A great musician, an underrated songwriter and a truly warm soul underneath the evil mask he rocked onstage, this is a huge loss to the metal world. He will be missed deeply."

Another band Richardson has worked with, legendary thrashers Sepultura, took to the Internet. "RIP Paul Gray, we're shocked and very sad," current members Paulo Pinto Jr., Andreas Kisser, Derrick Green and Jean Dolabella said in a joint statement.

The boys in Nonpoint were on Ozzfest with Slipknot back in 2001.

"I am deeply saddened to hear and read about the death of Paul Gray," drummer Rob Rivera said. "To all in Slipknot and in Paul's family, Nonpoint send all our love, condolences and prayers. You will be missed by all your friends and fans."

"Rest In Peace my metal brother."




pro�???rest in peace paul


RIP. May the rest of Slipknot continue to play in you're memory. You will be missed by the MUSIC community. Who cars what genre it is, genres are grey a meaningless. This mans life was the true colour. RIP


this guy is far from legendary, unfortunate that he's passed. But the real non-faggot metal community can rejoice in the fact that THERE WILL BE NO SLIPKNOT ALBUMS for a good while at least. Thank fuckin' christ, let's hope that band stops existing.


at least this will prevent a disgrace to rock/metal from releasing another terrible excuse for heavy music. Unfortunate that a person had to pass away for this to happen. But again, thank god no new slipknot for a while.


paul gray was the best out there he inspired me to play the guitar and he will be missed


all hope of mine is gone with u paul!!!!!
u will be missed forever


noooo paul gray how could you. i herd he overdosed i wonder if its true? we will miss you buddy. but now hes in hell with ronnie james dio. witch im pretty sure is were they want to be.


good by PAUL GRAY...
we are miss u 4ever n ever....
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He was the best. I'm mortified and this is unbelievable.