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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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bulldozed    

For all of you saying the 911 operator should be fired: FYI, he is on administrative leave. He probably will be fired in fairly short order. Calm yourselves; the rest of the professionals at that agency are nothing like this calltaker!

1408 days ago
182.

Fan    

I hope this 911 operator is fired. Thoughts and prayers go out to Paul Gray's wife, family and friends. What a sad, sad situation. Very sad for his unborn daughter. People bash Slipknot and to each his own. Paul Gray was very talented. His life was taken way too soon. RIP.

1406 days ago
183.

B    

That 911 operator should lose his damn job. He sounded like he didn't care from the get go "911" THAT'S ALL HE SAID

1398 days ago
184.

jenny    

dude who called paul a s***bag. f%ck you!!!! you are the s***bag to pass judgement on a man you never knew. he was a great man whos music touched so many of ours lives. an threw his passing will help some many more. RIP #2 you will be missed \m/

1391 days ago
185.

dpetree420    

Its a damn same we lost Paul Gray so early in his life and career... And the true maggots out there u will be truly missed... U played bass like no one else... R.I.P. Paul and I hope your in a better place now.....

1390 days ago
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