Joey Jordison, who was a founding member of the band Slipknot and shot to fame as their drummer, has died.
His family announced in a statement quoted by Rolling Stone that he passed on in his sleep this Monday at the age of 46.
The cause of death has not been announced and the statement included a request for ‘privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.’
‘Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart, and his love for all things family and music,’ the statement said.
‘The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans, and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.’
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Source: By Sameer Suri for Dailymail.com