Relatives of the drummer and one of the members founders from the hard rock band, Slipknot, Joey Jordison, reported on his death at age 46 this Tuesday, July 27.
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Through a statement addressed to Billboard, the family reported that the drummer died in his sleep on July 26, 2021.
“We are heartbroken to share the news that prolific drummer, musician and artist Joey Jordison passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021.”
Likewise, they said sad at the death and highlighted Joey’s personality.
“Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sadness. For those who knew Joey, they understood his quick wit, gentle personality, giant heart, and love for all things family and music.
They requested understanding and respect, while reporting that the funeral it will be done privately.
“Joey’s family has asked that friends, fans and the media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time; lhe family will hold a private funeral and asks the media and the public to respect his wishes. “
Jordison formed Slipknot in 1995 in Iowa, with the help of Shawn Crahan, the percussionist, and Paul Gray, the drummer.
In 2013, the group reported that Joey Jordison and the band were “parting ways” after almost two decades together, however, some time later, the drummer said he was fired.
In 2016, he revealed that his departure from the band coincided with his suffering from mielitis transversa, at the same time that he assured that his colleagues confused his illness with substance abuse.
In their statement, the family did not clarify whether said suffering had to do with his death.
Although he was part of Slipknot, Jordison created the band in 2013 Scar the Martyr and before his death he played with Sinsaenum.
With information from Billboard