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Slipknot 911 -- 'Hypodermic Needle Next to His Bed'

5/26/2010 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The hotel employee who discovered the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray on Monday told the 911 operator he noticed a hypodermic needle and a bottle of pills in the musician's hotel room when he found the body.

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In the 911 call, obtained by TMZ, the employee -- a maintenance worker at the Iowa hotel -- tells the operator that he suspects Paul died of a "drug overdose" and that it appeared that Paul had been in the room for "a while."

The employee also told the 911 operator that Paul's mother had called the hotel earlier in the day because she couldn't get a hold of her son.

Cops are still investigating Paul's death. Officials have stated that the death doesn't appear to be the result of foul play.

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truth    

SLIP KNOT RULES RIP BROTHER MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU

1526 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!



1526 days ago
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Grump    

Truly sad.

1526 days ago
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Trish    

Too bad... RIP... You were a great guitar player.

1526 days ago
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Rob J    

A musician from a s***bag metal band found dead with a needle? Shocker.

1526 days ago
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Rob J    

and thanks for censoring s¢umbag.

1526 days ago
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chicken227    

Never heard him.. but good riddance... selfish bastid...
People who keep getting wasted and dont care about nothing else...why should I care about their death... they did it to themselves...

1526 days ago
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bdoubleb    

shouldn't a 911 operator have some sense of urgency? the guy was taking his time.

1526 days ago
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Patruck    

worst. 911 operator. ever.

1526 days ago
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Abusement76    

Despite what the cir***stances are it's a tragedy. Instead of posting tasteless comments judging others, why don't some of you take the time to say a prayer for the guy's, family, friends, bandmates, and unborn daughter that will never see her dad!

1526 days ago
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Abusement76    

Such a tragedy, he was good guy. It's terrible that if it was drugs that he couldn't get help. "Help" that could have saved his life and gave him the opportunity to live his life with his wife and daughter that is on the way. Nobody needs to judge this man. Instead of posting tasteless comments, take the time to say a pryer for his family, friends, and bandmates! He will be missed.

1526 days ago
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I'm a crazy person...    

Wonder where he is NOW...

1526 days ago
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miz    

I hope if an emergency ever happens to me or my family we never get this dispatcher. Slow enough?

1526 days ago
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Trish    

That was the worst 911 operator.

1526 days ago
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Niktini    

horrible 911 operator! Way to slow and uncaring. Not that he needed to be upset, but my god

1526 days ago
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