Paul Gray: Bassist of Slipknot Dead at 38

May 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just days after the passing of iconic vocalist Ronnie James Dio, the world’s heavy metal community is mourning another life lost seemingly out of nowhere. Paul Dedrick Gray, bassist for the popular masked metal band Slipknot, was found dead May 24th at the TownePlace Suites in Urbandale, IA. He was 38 years old. After receiving a phone call from a concerned relative, Gray’s body was found in his room by a hotel worker. Police reported that Gray was alone in the room and there was no evidence of foul play. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Read more