May 24th, 2010
06:38 PM ET

Slipknot bassist found dead in Iowa hotel room

Paul Gray, the bassist for the metal band Slipknot, was found dead Monday morning in his Des Moines, Iowa, hotel room, according to police. He was 38.

Gray's body was found by staff at the TownePlace Suites, said Sgt. Dave Disney of the Urbandale Police Department.

An autopsy, including toxicology tests, will be performed Tuesday, said Disney, who declined to comment on reports that drug paraphernalia was found in Gray's hotel room.

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  1. Skipnosis

    RIP Paul

    I am a fan...I have been a fan since the first album. Aggressive, brutal metal that also accentuated melodic hooks into their music. Paul was a good guy, I had the opportunity to meet him in Grand Rapids and he was nothing but cordial and thankful for us, as fans. If the people on here do not like Slipknot, just go away. If they didn't affect your life in some positive way, just go away. This is a medium where some of us can grieve and share experiences with one another. Being a jerk and posting bogus comments is...well...bogus.

    Say hi to Dime brother, and we will all see you soon!!

    May 25, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. TheSailin

    Such a waste of life! Now he is on fire forever and has no hope...sad sad

    May 25, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • codecart

      Why is he on fire forever? Bible thumper.

      May 25, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Skipnosis

      If he were a Bible thumper, as you put it codecart, he has a rude awakening because the Bible says "Judge not, lest ye be judged yourself." He can talk all he wants, he will get his too.

      May 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • mariocart

      On fire because he got the Fire FLower, or on fire because he fell in the fire pit? If he fell in the fire pit, he should double jump to get out. Just push B quickl....her let me do it!

      May 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brook Jones

    Excuse me but i see the lack orf disrespect on this page and i think that it's very disrespectful for saying he's going to burn in hell. Everyone has there own beliefs. I believe in god. So what? if he didn't believe in it he didn't everyone has there own beliefes and you should not judge him on that! I believe that slipknot was a good band. And kids loved them. So why are you getting mad over it? you let them listend to it in the first place.

    May 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. palin

    Nice post =]

    May 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. maggot

    i think what u guys are saying r mean so back off and by the way i love slipknot

    May 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • maggot

      and spelling
      I luv 2 spell
      i spell in tha mornin
      I spell in tha knight thyme

      May 26, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. maggot

    i mean he is dead and u guys r makin jokes

    May 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. thekingofdoom

    all the guys the ar makin jokes of paul i will pee in the grasvs slipknot rocks

    June 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. flynn777


    Thanks for reminding me "befroe I forgrt"

    MGP Orlando Fl.

    June 21, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. turtle bob

    There are so many disrespectful @$$ holes who mindlessly type words that hurt others, most of which dont deserve the air they are breathing. this was a human being, possibly a tortured soul, but a human nonetheless. i am a huge fan of slipknot and am deeply saddened by this loss. R I P PAUL may your soul be at rest!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. lightning star!!

    you all suck haters!!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
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