The group's bassist died on Monday (May 24)
Slipknot have held a press conference to pay tribute to Paul Gray, who died on Monday (May 24). See it now by scrolling down.
As previously reported, the group’s bassist was found dead in his hotel room in Des Moines, Iowa, aged 38.
At the event the remaining members of the band appeared without masks, while Gray‘s wife Brenna was also in attendance.
In what was an emotional affair, the group shared their memories about their bandmate.
“The only way I can sum up Paul Gray is love,” vocalist Corey Taylor said.
“Paul Gray was the essence of the band Slipknot,” drummer Shawn Crahan commented. “Paul was there from the very very beginning and none of us would be on the path we’re on right now in life or have the sorts of lives we have without him.”
Crahan added that Gray “Loved the fans” and that he was “going to be sadly missed and the world is going to be a different place without him”.
Meanwhile, CNN have reported that “no signs of foul play or significant trauma” were found during the autopsy, with the cause of Gray‘s death not set to be determined until toxicology results are returned, which will take between four and six weeks.