Members of the band Slipknot just held an emotional news conference about the death of the band's bassist Paul Gray -- calling him "the essence of the band."
Without their trademark masks, the entire band -- along with Paul's wife -- assembled in Iowa to remember Paul as a "really great friend and person."
Paul's death is currently being investigated by officials. So far, cops don't believe there was any foul play involved.
Paul Gray Was
'The Best of Us'
5/25/2010 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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