Joey Jordison, former Slipknot drummer, dies in his sleep at age 46

Joey Jordison dies aged 46: Former Slipknot drummer dies in his sleep, leaving his devastated family wrestling with ‘indescribable grief’

Joey Jordison, a founding member of the band Slipknot and famous as their drummer, has passed away.

His family made this known in a statement quoted by rolling stone He passed away in his sleep on Monday at the age of 46.

The cause of death was not disclosed and the statement included a request for “privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.”

Beloved Dead: Joey Jordison, a founding member of the band Slipknot and famous as their drummer, has passed away; pictured performing with the band in London in 2008

“Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sadness. For those who knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music,” the statement read.

“Joey’s family has asked friends, fans and media to understandably respect our need for privacy and tranquility during this incredibly difficult time.”

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