Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has died

One of the founders of the rock band was 46 years old.

Former drummer and one of the founders of the American rock band Slipknot, Joey Jordison, has died at the age of 47. This is stated in the statement of the musician’s family, distributed on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Jordison, who left Slipknot in 2013, died in his sleep last Monday. The causes of death have not yet been disclosed. The funeral of the musician will be closed to the general public, his relatives stressed.

The rock band Slipknot was founded in Iowa in 1995. Jordison has been the drummer of a new metal band for more than 18 years. Several Slipknot albums have been certified platinum (more than 15 million copies have been sold), in 2006 the band was awarded a Grammy Award for the song Before I Forget. After leaving Slipknot, Jordison played in such bands as Scar the Martyr and Sinsaenum.

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Author: Oleg Ceban
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