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Joey Jordison, Slipknot Drummer and Co-Writer, Dead at 46

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Joey Jordison,
Slipknot Drummer and Co-Writer, , Dead at 46.
Joey Jordison,
Slipknot Drummer and Co-Writer, , Dead at 46.
According to reports, the founding member
of Slipknot died peacefully in his sleep.
A statement released by the Jordison family
did not reveal the cause of death.
Joey’s death has left us with
empty hearts and feelings of
indescribable sorrow, Jordison Family Statement, via 'Rolling Stone'.
To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart, and his love for all things family and music. , Jordison Family Statement, via 'Rolling Stone'.
The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans, and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time, Jordison Family Statement, via 'Rolling Stone'.
Jordison suggested Slipknot for the name of the Des Moines, IA, band he had been playing with in the mid-1990s.
Fusing metal and rap, .
Slipknot became synonymous with the nu-metal movement that blew up before the end of the millennium.
Jordison left the band in 2013, citing personal reasons that he later revealed had to do with a medical diagnosis.
I got really, really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis [...] I couldn’t play anymore. , Joey Jordison, Slipknot, via 'Rolling Stone'.
It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my
worst enemy, Joey Jordison, Slipknot, via 'Rolling Stone'.
Though Jordison had a falling out with
the rest of the band.
he is widely regarded as instrumental to its success
as favorite among fans and musicians ... .
... as well as the songwriting engine behind
many of the band's early songs
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