May 24, 2010 22:01

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray dies aged 38

Bassist's body was found in his hotel room earlier today (May 24)

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Slipknot's Paul Gray has died at the age of 38.

The bassist was found dead in his hotel room in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier today (May 24).

According to, police have found no evidence of foul play at the scene, but there will be an investigation into his death.

Gray, who was one of the original members of Slipknot when they formed in 1995, was expecting his first child with his wife Brenna.

The band paid tribute to their bassist, changing the front page of to a picture of Gray, though they have yet to comment.

An autopsy is reported to be scheduled for tomorrow (May 25).

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