Paul Gray, the bassist from the band Slipknot, was found dead in a hotel in Iowa this morning ... this according to local police.
According to the Urbandale Police Dept, an employee at the hotel found Gray's body in his room early this morning.
Cops say they found no evidence of foul play at the scene, but there will be an investigation into Gray's death.
Gray was 38 years old.
5/24/2010 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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