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Slipknot Bassist

Found Dead

5/24/2010 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Slipknot BassistPaul 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.

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31.

Phreaky    

Very sad. RIP :(

1613 days ago
32.

Maggot4life    

every one thats bad mouthing slipknot needs to shut the **** up you dont know good music! you are all just a bunch of ****ing haters!! people like paul are people i have all ways looked up to because they took a stand to all the pop and rap **** of today thats some how called "music" RIP Paul you will be missed forever!! MAGGOT4LIFE!!!

1613 days ago
33.

Eliana    

No big loss. Cull the Herd and Chlorinate the Gene Pool!!!!

1613 days ago
34.

Jessi    

Hey how about you people show a little respect. You don't have to like the music or agree with someones lifestyle to respect the fact that they are no longer with us. To say that you are glad someones life is over so they will stop making music that you really don't have to listen to anyway is ridiculous. Would you want someone saying negative things if one of your loved ones died? Probably not. I'm not saying everyone should go into a frenzy because slipknots bassist died but if nothing else have some respect for the family of the deceased and for the life that was lost.

1613 days ago
35.

justin    

stfu ur ****ing traylor trash slipknots music is the best music alive. paul gray R.I.P.

1613 days ago
36.

ntvnat    

Uh, candyman, if you loved him so much, you'd think you'd get his NAME right. It's Gray. lol Dummy. Typical Slip Knot fans. hehehe

1613 days ago
37.

metal    

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who killed paul aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I AM SO ANGRY

1613 days ago
38.

Vermilllion    

Man Gray was the one of the funniest guys to meet, RIP Paul, Love out to Ur family and SLipknot and to all the Maggots

1613 days ago
39.

JP    

jesus, the guy is dead and there are still comments ripping on him. stfu and lay off.



RIP.

1613 days ago
40.

Glorydais    

They are dropping like flies in Hollywood!!! WTF is going on over there??!

1613 days ago
41.

Duh    

I'll mourn the loss of any musician/artist that wasn't packaged and forced down our throats through radio buyouts, backroom deals. You wanna know why people like BritBrit and LiLo are so screwed? No one let them grow up and become whoever they were meant to be. They were pushed down paths, robbed of childhoods and handed pills when they didn't act 'right.' I don't know this guy's drug history (or lack thereof) but at least he had integrity in the beginning and made the music (art) that he wanted to, believed in and that millions of fans connected to. And if that's not enough for you to shut your mouth and have some respect for the dead (while hiding behind your keyboard) then the fact that a family lost someone they love should be enough for you to keep your negative comments to yourself!

1613 days ago
42.

Jon    

@Maggot4life: Uh, when did I ever say rap and pop nowadays were good?
I didn't.



Something does not have to be rap or pop to be bad, however, and Slipknot is the case in point. They are the laughingstock of the metal community, and are the most mainstream bunch of ***gots who think they are brutal to ever walk this Earth.



So I say again, go listen to some real metal, ***got.

1613 days ago
43.

ash    

RIP Paul =[



F all you haters! Who cares if your not into the music he played or understand the band hes a human being have some respect and stop talking ****.

1613 days ago
44.

Glorydais    

I DO LOVE SLIPKNOT. BUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN HOLLYWOOD THAT EVERYONE IS DROPPING DEAD?!?!?



JESSE JAMES, LINDSAY LOHAN, TILA TEQUILA, MISCHA BARTON. WATCH OUT. YOU MIGHT BE NEXT.

1613 days ago
45.

Austin Drayer    

For all you ****ed up heartless bastards, Paul Gray was a good guy, all of you can go **** yourselves there is nothing wrong with slipknot they have accomplished way more them most musicians, Joey is the best drummer in the world, Corey Taylor is in Multiple bands and every band member of slipknot deserves to be honored in so many ways, so for all you ****ed up losers who are jealous of their music, **** you come to me and ill slit your throat and **** the wound, RIP Paul Gray you will always be remembered and honored in my heart....

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