Former Slipknot drummer and founding member, Joey Jordison has died.
Jordison’s family has released a statement as follows:
“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.
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 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 is known for his drumming work with Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Murderdolls, Sinsaenum plus numerous other bands as well as his work as a producer. He suffered from acute transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis that ultimately lead to his departure with Slipknot. (NME, 2016)
Rest In Peace Joey!