Statues of a gargoyle and a Buddah were taken from the site where he is buried

The grave of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has been vandalised.

Statues of a gargoyle and a Buddah were taken from the site where Gray is buried.

The band are now appealing to the public in the hope that the items will be returned.

“In a very upsetting turn of events we have learned that some gifts left for Paul [Gray] at his grave site have been stolen,” the band wrote on their official website Slipknot1.com. “There were statues of a gargoyle as well as a Buddah that were placed at Paul‘s grave by his friends and family that were taken. We ask that whoever did this please return the items no questions asked.”

Paul Gray died earlier this year of a drug overdose.

Since then, the band’s frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that it “doesn’t make sense” for the group to continue without the bassist.