Joey Jordison, Founding Drummer for Slipknot, Dies at 46

Drummer died in his sleep Monday

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Joey Jordison, a former drummer and founding member and co-writer for the heavy metal band Slipknot, has died. He was 46.

Jordison died “peacefully” in his sleep on Monday, according to a statement from his family.

“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,” his family said.

The family will hold a private funeral service.

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