The founding and former drummer of American heavy metal band Slipknot, Joey Jordison, died at the age of 46. Jordison was co-writer of their many biggest hits, his family announced the news in a statement.
Joey Jordison died on Monday (July 26), although the family hasn’t revealed the cause of death. He was 46 years old.
“Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow,” reads a statement from Joey’s family. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music. The family of joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
Jordison was an original and one of the founding members of Slipknot, and co-write and played the biggest hits with the band’s debut self-titled album (1999), Lowa (2001), Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) (2008), and All Hope Is Gone (2008).
Members of Metallica, System of Down, Anthrax, Trivium, reacted to the news, and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor posted a black image to his social media after the news of Jordison’s demise.