Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has died at the age of 46.
The news of his passing was broken in a statement from his family.
The statement reads: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.
“Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.
“To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.
“The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.
“The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
According to TMZ, Joey’s family said they will hold a private funeral service for him, but it’s unclear when that will happen.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jordison was pronounced dead at the scene. No foul play is suspected and there were no illegal drugs found at the house.
Rock Confidential sends our condolences to Joey’s family, friends, and fans.
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Joey Jordison, Founding Slipknot Drummer, Dead At 46