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The Scary Bassist From Slipknot Dies, Fans Congregate in Mourning

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For all (or any) of you wicked hardcore music fans out there, your genre has lost another talented musician. Paul Gray, award-winning bassist for Slipknot, was found dead in an Iowa hotel room yesterday. Police involved in the investigation claim that no foul play is suspected, but a toxicology panel is scheduled as well as an autopsy, both of which are said to happen today.

I’m totally not a Slipknot fan (and frankly, their music and performance antics, as well as general creepy-masked appearances kind of scared the ever-loving shit out of me), but it’s definitely sad when Simon Monjack overshadows your death a generational icon passes away. It upsets certain groups of people. Like, I’m sure there are fans of Gray that are all broken up over this in the same way that I would be if it were, say, Thom Yorke of Radiohead or something. I’d be crushed, just like a buttload of people probably are over Gray’s death. So, bummer. I get it.

Gray was thirty-eight years old.

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