Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison dies

Jordison was 46

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has died at the age of 46. The news was shared unexpectedly via his publicist.

“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,” his family shares.

“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.”

No word on the cause of death as of press time, but Jordison was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a neurological condition that impacted his walking and drumming abilities, near the end of his time with Slipknot in 2013. The local medical examiner’s office is investigating.

Jordison co-founded Slipknot in 1995 and was with the band until 2013. He recorded drums for four Slipknot studio albums as well as produced the band’s live album 9.0: Live. He was also a founding member of Scar The Martyr and VIMIC, which signed a global deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and T-Boy Records, UMe’s label partnership with veteran rock manager Andy Gould in 2017. He’s worked with countless other acts including Metallica, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and others.

Tributes are pouring in on social media.

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