Former Slipknot Drummer and band cofounder, Joey Jordison Dies, Aged 46

(The AEGIS Alliance) – Co-founder as well as the former drummer of the metal band Slipknot, Joey Jordison, has passed away, aged 46.

Jordison had rocked out with a variety of metal’s most significant acts, which includes the likes of Rob Zombie, Murderdolls as well as Sinsaenum. He “passed away peacefully in his sleep” Monday night, his family members said.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician, and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021. He was 46,” Jordison’s family wrote in a statement. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. 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 has 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.”

Joey Jordison was a cofounder of Slipknot that was formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1995. He additionally co-wrote a lot of the masked costume band’s tunes. He continued to be with Slipknot up until 2013.

Jordison received tributes that circulated on social networking sites Tuesday.

“So shocked to hear about the death of our friend and former bandmate Joey. He was a good dude and a monster drummer. We are gonna miss this guy,” Rob Zombie wrote in an Instagram photo of himself alongside Jordison.

Serj Tankian, singer for System of a Down likewise memorialized Jordison in an Instagram photo.

“Joey J-an amazing drummer and a fantastic guy,” Tankian wrote in a photo of Jordison wearing his Slipknot outfit and face mask.

Jordison has come to be the 2nd Slipknot co-founder to pass away. Bassist Paul Gray passed away in 2010 from a drug overdose.

Jordison’s cause of death has not yet been made known. However, Joey Jordison suffered from what’s called Transverse Myelitis, which is a “rare condition of the central nervous system involving inflammation of the spinal cord,” The Brain & Spine Foundation explained.

Jeffrey Childers – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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