Slipknot’s Paul Gray’s body ‘found near hypodermic needle and pills’

911 audio footage reveals how the hotel worker discovered the bassist

The body of Slipknot‘s Paul Gray was found near a hypodermic needle and a bottle of pills, according to the hotel employee who discovered him.

The bassist, who died in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday (May 24), was staying at the TownePlace Suites when maintenance worker Mike Kellow discovered his body.

According to the 911 audio footage which TMZ obtained, Kellow tells the operator he suspects Gray died of a “drug overdose”, “[had been] gone a while” and that as well as a bottle of pills there was “a hypodermic needle next to the bed”.

As previously reported, authorities said that “no signs of foul play or significant trauma” were found during the autopsy, with the cause of death expected to be revealed when toxicology results are returned in the next four to six weeks.

Meanwhile, the remaining members of Slipknot held a press conference earlier this week, where they paid tribute to their former bandmate.

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